Shattuck’s Colton Hughes – Character Counts Presented By Jess Wales Chevrolet

By Travis Sloat

Shattuck senior Colton Hughes may be a standout on the football field, but the siren song of his senior year has brought him back to the baseball field. 

“I haven’t played since my freshman year,” Hughes said. “So this year I’m hoping I can contribute to the team, whether that’s running bases or playing in the field. I just want to do what’s best for the team. As a team, we want to play for a state championship, and I think we have the guys to do it. We just have to work hard and play one game at a time.” 

Hughes also said he loves the opportunity to pass down some of his senior wisdom to the younger guys on the team. 

“I love being a senior,” he said. “You get to see some kids who were just like you when you were a freshman or sophomore. I try to tell the younger guys to play every snap like it’s your last, because time flies and you never know when it will end.” 

The Golden Rule is also important to Hughes, and he said that’s one of his goals every time he steps onto a field or diamond. 

“I just try to treat people the way I want to be treated,” Hughes said. “I think sportsmanship says a lot about a man’s character, and our coaches always talk about it. Even though during a game you’re trying your best to beat the other team, I still make sure I respect them.” 

Hughes plans to attend SWOSU after high school, and major in sports management.