Jackson Ambush plows through the football field



photo courtesy of Rob Leyh

Jackson Ambush, 43, blocks for teammate Zamarre Snowden.

by Brandon Cooper, Reporter

Class of 2019 member Jackson Ambush is a star on the field and in the classroom. Jackson has two touchdowns and over 150 yards of rushing this year as a fullback for the varsity football team, but his athletic ability on the field doesn’t hinder his ability to be a star in the classroom.

Suffering from an ankle injury Jackson missed three big games. He slowly worked back to his starting position at full back. He looks forward to seeing how the 2017 season will go and hopes to play the full season next year.

“For 2016 we had a good run but needed to improve. My goals for 2017 would be to excel in the little things to have a great outcome, especially in school,” said Ambush.

Jackson has been playing football for just five years. He played for the LOUYAA Lancers when he was little. In his off time, he lifts weights preparing for next season or is working on academics. 

Jackson’s sister, class of 2017 member, Kennedi Ambush said, “He is always working hard, always makes people laugh, and, when he puts his mind to something, he can really do anything.”

Jackson comes from a household of athletes. His oldest sister and Linganore alum Madi Ambush currently plays softball at Hofstra University. His other sister, Kennedi, is committed to play softball at Towson University.

Like his sisters, Jackson hopes to take his career to the college level. He’s working hard to be the best that he can both in the classroom and on the field.

“If Jackson works hard and continues to hold up his grades, then I believe than he does have the potential to play ball in college,” said assistant football coach Chris O’Connor.