Local prep athlete balances talent, work ethic and character

It’s a cool October night in Overland Park, Kan., a suburb 20 miles South of Kansas City.

Walking into Red Robin in his basketball shorts and white t-shirt, this shaggy-haired teenager looks as unassuming as any kid roaming the halls of a high school.

He sits down on the back patio, orders a water and briefly talks about the workout he has just finished, his second of the day.

Then, for almost two hours Clayton Custer, a senior at Blue Valley Northwest High School, describes everything from where his love of basketball originated to the source of his inner drive to succeed.

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MIAA TV Network’s Game of the Week: Undefeated teams square off in key conference matchup

(Photo courtesy of www.choosestjoseph.com)

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MARYVILLE, Mo. — Two of the best football teams in all of Division II will meet Saturday afternoon at Bearcat Stadium.

It’s No. 2 Northwest Missouri State (7-0) hosting No. 10 Washburn (7-0), and there’s bound to be some fireworks with both of these offenses averaging more than 44 points per game.

In the tough MIAA conference where wins are at a premium, both the Ichabods of Washburn and Bearcats of Northwest Missouri State have battled their way through the season to set the stage for this game.

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