Wondrous work ethic drives Sirich

Bellevue Christian defensive end/offensive tackle hopes to lead his team to playoffs.

At the conclusion of the 2017 football season, Bellevue Christian Vikings junior defensive end/offensive tackle Jack Sirich knew something had to change in order for him to take his game to the next level.

Sirich discovered the weight room.

Bellevue Christian Vikings head coach Todd Green said Sirich has been a regular in the weight room since November of 2017. Sirich’s senior season has lived up to his expectations thus far.

“It has helped so much. I definitely noticed a difference from last year to this season. I’m a lot stronger and I feel a lot better toward the end of the season health-wise. I’m definitely hitting harder and it has made such a huge difference strength-wise,” Sirich said.

The Vikings, which have an overall record of 5-4 including a 4-1 record in Nisqually League play, will host the Klahowya Eagles in one of the biggest games in school history at 6 p.m. on Nov. 3 at Sammamish High School in Bellevue. The winner of this matchup will advance to the playoffs as the No. 2 seed out of the Nisqually League. The losing squad will see their season come to a screeching halt.

“It would mean the world to me. I think it would mean a lot to the guys that played before us too,” Sirich said of potentially making the playoffs. “We have never made the playoffs. It would be a big momentum boost (to the program).”

Bellevue Christian fields one of the smallest rosters in the Nisqually League but it hasn’t deterred them one iota between the white lines. The majority of the Viking players start on both sides of the ball.

“Most of our starters are not coming off the field at all. We just got a great spirit about us. I love playing on this team because I know everybody cares a lot. There is no slacking off and everybody has each other’s back. It pushes you to work harder,” Sirich said.

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

Bellevue Reporter: What is your favorite restaurant in Bellevue?

Jack Sirich: It is probably Tavern Hall. It is good hearty food.

BR: What is your biggest pet peeve?

JS: When people don’t know what they’re doing. Especially on the football field.

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

JS: I was born in Detroit. I moved here (Washington) about 13 years ago.

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

JS: It is Ronald Reagan. My dad met him and said he was just a stand-up guy.

BR: What is your favorite hobby away from sports?

JS: Listening to music.

BR: What is your dream vacation spot?

JS: Going skiing in northern Japan. That would be awesome.