Posted: Friday, 22 February 2013 4:13PM

O-Zone Prep Spotlight: Blayne Armstrong, Marshfield Basketball



Springfield, Mo. (OzarksSportsZone.com)  -- The Marshfield boys enter next week's class 4 district 10 tournament as the 3-seed, winners of four of their last five games.  The Jays finished in a 3-way tied for first in the COC Small Division and are led by 6'4" junior Blayne Armstrong.  We caught up with the 2-sport standout in this week's O-Zone Prep Spotlight.

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In addition to being an all-conference performer on the football and basketball teams Blayne also enjoys competing in golf, badminton and ping pong.  When he's not playing a sport Blayne participates in Fellowship of a Christian Athletes and likes hanging out with friends.

FAVORITE ATHLETE - Peyton Manning
FAVORITE MOVIE - Anchorman
FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST/GROUP - Casting Crowns
FAVORITE FOOD - Chinese food
FAVORITE ACTOR/ACTRESS - Will Ferrell
MOST DISLIKED ATHLETE - Tom Brady
FAVORITE TEAM - Oklahoma City Thunder, Denver Broncos

Blayne is receiving interest for playing quarterback at the next level.  On Friday he accepted an invitation to the St. Louis, MO Rivals Camp.

"I want to play division-1 football and do something in the sports medicine field," said Armstrong.

On the  hardwood Blayne averages 19 points and 6 rebounds per game shooting at a 46% clip.  Last season on the gridiron he threw for over 2,250 yards with 18 touchdowns.  While the Jays finished just 3 and 7 in head coach Nick Codutti's first season at the helm, Blayne has high hopes for next season.

"I want to win state."

Armstrong's name will continue to gain recognition around the Ozarks and the state, but one thing you might not know about him is that athletics run in the family.  In addition to his father Kevin Armstrong being the Marshfield Athletic Director, his grandpa played on the Texas Western basketball team made famous in the movie Glory Road.

Follow Blayne on Twitter at @armstrong1524

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