Arena is making an impact with Bulldogs

Eastside Bulldogs wide receiver Anton Arena wasn’t about to let his football career come to a close following his high school days.

Arena, who graduated from Sehome High School in Bellingham in June 2017, moved 90 miles south to Bellevue to continue his football career. Arena is attending Bellevue College and is playing wide receiver for the Bulldogs.

“I wanted to play ball close to home,” Arena said. “It is pretty cool being part of this team. This is a great group of guys. There is a lot of solid dudes on this team. We got a lot of depth. It is good stuff.”

The Bulldogs football program is known for its excellence. The team has won back-to-back Northwest Junior College Football League (NWJCFL) championships.

“It is really great man,” Arena said being part of a winning program. “My high school team didn’t win a lot of games so it’s nice to get some ‘W’s.”

Recently the Bellevue Reporter had an opportunity to ask Arena a few questions about his life away from the football field.

Bellevue Reporter: What is your favorite movie of all time?

Anton Arena: It would have to be “300.” I like Spartans. They just tear it up. They are a team and they get it done.

BR: What is your dream vacation spot?

AA: Australia.

BR: If you could pick one person to go to dinner with, who would it be?

AA: It would probably be Rihanna (singer/actress).

BR: What is something unique about you that nobody would know?

AA: I play piano. I learned it in the seventh grade.

BR: What is your favorite television show of all time?

AA: “Family Guy.” I love Peter (character on the show). Peter is my dude.

BR: Where do you see yourself in five years?

AA: Hopefully graduated from college and still playing football.

BR: What is your favorite hobby away from football?

AA: Mountain biking. Cruising fast, going down the hills and catching some air is fun.