Mooreland’s Bayler Hensley – High Plains Tech Athlete of the Month

By Ryan Stone

Bayler Hensley is a senior at Mooreland High School and is in his second year in the Automotive Program at High Plains Technology Center. Hensley is a three-sport athlete in football, power lifting and golf.

As a senior Hensley started at center and defensive end for a Bearcats team that has gone 7-3 this season.

“Our team played well this season and the leadership was there and I’m proud of how we played this season and the results we’ve had,” said Hensley.

A big part of Hensley’s role on this year’s team as a senior was being a leader.

“I felt like I played well this season and did my best as a leader,” said Hensley, “I really feel I played every down like it was my last.”

Outside of football Hensley has been named the most improved golfer at Mooreland the last two seasons. Overall, he’s dropped his average by 40 strokes.

Hensley is in his second year in the Automotive program and says he’s learned a lot from the program.

“It’s a very good program that I highly recommend, our instructor has been great, I’ve learned a lot and High Plains Tech is amazing,” said Hensley.

Some of the things Bayler has learned in the program include learning about brakes, suspension, how to do oil changes, engine components and life skills to name a few. He attributes that to the program instructor Vic Terbush.

“He’s a great instructor, he’s a great guy,” said Hensley, “he knows a lot in the automotive industry and he’s just willing to share that knowledge to kids, which I think is great.”

After graduating this spring Bayler plans to attend Oklahoma State University and major in engineering.