Today marks the 37th day since Parker Norton played in his final football game for Newport Harbor High. Norton's career with the Sailors is over, yet he is working on whatever it will take to suit up again.
Playing football again is what drives Norton. Getting that chance is why he shows up to the gym to work out and why he runs on a daily basis. He believes there is a college team out there he can help after high school.
Norton proved his worth at Newport Harbor. No other player in the area this year contributed to a team as much as the 6-foot, 180-pounder. That is why Norton is the Daily Pilot's Newport-Mesa Dream Football Player of the Year.
Norton did it all for the Sailors, practically never taking a down off. How could he? On offense, he lined up at wide receiver, and at cornerback on defense. On special teams, he returned kickoffs and punts.