By Mike Dyer, WCPO.com
There is often a look of determination among high school football players in August. And then there is Cameron Specht.
The St. Xavier senior slot receiver and punt returner has the poise of a state champion. But there is so much more.
The three-year starter has the look in his eyes of beginning a new journey. One of four captains, he has the serious tone of another mission. Those traits were evident after practice on a late morning the first week of August.
“In the blink of an eye I am a senior,” Specht said. “It really does go quick. I am just trying to embrace every moment, every practice, every snap.”
Every player represents something to the Long Blue Line. Specht, named one of WCPO’s 50 players to watch this spring after a memorable junior year, also shares the language of football with his father, longtime St. X head coach Steve Specht.
Steve, a 1986 St. X graduate, has won three state titles with the Bombers as head coach. The most recent, of course, was 2016 in the most unlikely of paths toward the hardware in Columbus.
The Bombers became the first five-loss team to win an Ohio high school state football title.