During his four years at Rosewood High School, Logan Merritt has been instrumental in helping the football team and baseball team reach new heights.
Merritt established herself as a staple and catalyst on both teams, and he has worked hard to get to where he is now.
“I’ve just stuck with it,” Merritt said.
Merritt has always loved playing sports. He started playing football and baseball at a young age, and he jumped at the opportunity to play sports in high school.
Merritt added that he likes football and baseball equally and that his favorite sport is whichever sport he is playing at the moment.
“It just depends on what season it is because during football season, football is my favorite, and during baseball season, it’s baseball,” Merritt said.
On the baseball diamond, Merritt has helped lead the Eagles to unprecedented heights.
As a sophomore, he had a .477 batting average, .524 on-base percentage, 33 RBIs, eight doubles, and three triples.
Merritt also helped the Eagles, who had no seniors on the roster, reach their first state championship series.
Going into Merritt’s junior season, he and his teammates were all set to reach the state championship series again, but the season was cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Merritt, who is currently committed to Methodist University to play baseball, said it was hard losing most of his junior season, but he worked hard to make sure he was ready for his senior season.
“It was hard losing my junior season. We had high hopes because we didn’t have any seniors on the team during my sophomore year,” Merritt said. “This season, we have a young team, and we’re going to need some people to step up and be leaders, but I think we’ll be fine.”
As Merritt’s skills have improved and become second nature, the Eagles have benefited immensely from his prowess.
On gridiron this season, Merritt has caught 12 passes for 353 yards and five touchdowns. The Eagles are 6-0 this season and have the chance to win their second straight Carolina 1A Conference title.
This year has been unusual because football games are not packed with fans, but Merritt made it clear he is still honored to be on the field playing the sports he loves.
“It’s been a ride, and it’s been fun. I wouldn’t trade it for the world,” Merritt said.