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WCPO Sports: Q&A with Roger Bacon running back Corey Kiner

Kiner bound for LSU Tigers
Posted at 9:10 PM, Aug 10, 2020

Roger Bacon running back Corey Kiner rushed for 2,298 yards and 40 touchdowns in 2019, and he followed that up with a commitment to LSU in May.

The Spartans standout walked the football field at Roger Bacon's Bron Bacevich Memorial Stadium with WCPO's Reggie Wilson ahead of his senior season.

WCPO: What a crazy offseason this has been. You committed to LSU, didn't take a visit there but you committed after a virtual visit. Now there's been a lot of uncertainty going on about the OHSAA and if there will be games this season. What's this offseason been like for you?

Kiner: "It's been a pretty hectic offseason, for me and my teammates, so we've just been trying to get in and work on our own. Now that we're back to working with the school and the coaches, everything is getting back to a little bit of normal."

WCPO: The OHSAA comes out last week with a six-game season. Everyone's making the playoffs. How excited are you just to be able to get back out on the field?

Kiner: "I'm very excited to be able to get back on the field, because it was a scary moment when I might not have had my senior season. So I'm just feeling real blessed to be able to have any amount of games and step foot on the Roger Bacon field for the last time with my family."

WCPO: What are some of your goals that you want to achieve this season? You've had three years of outstanding stats. What more is left for you to achieve on the field?

Kiner: "As far as individual achievements, if I get those then I get them, but if I don't, I'll be more than happy if I get my team to a championship and win the state championship."

WCPO: What do you hope is your legacy here at Roger Bacon and just in Ohio high school football?

Kiner: "I hope that all my records stand, but I want to be known as the guy who came in and led all the way from his freshman year to a senior on and off the football field."

Catch the full interview with Kiner on Sunday's "Sports of All Sorts."