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This week's Q&A is with South Carroll senior center Henry Cook. (Megan Woodward / Carroll County Times)

What is the most exciting and the most challenging thing about transitioning from football to basketball?

"I'll start with the most challenging — switching from a primarily contact sport where your first instinct is to hit somebody to having to play a little more of a finesse game. The most exciting is you get to take a break from the physical beatings you take every game and games are right after each other so you don't have to wait a week to fix the mistakes that you made from the game before."

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What role have you established for yourself on South Carroll's basketball team this season?

"Being one of the more experienced players on the team and being on the varsity squad for four years, I can just show as an example of how to play a physical game. I don't come out much so I kind of have to be the example for the guys coming in."

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South Carroll found its offensive rhythm in the third quarter, going on a 19-0 run to the lead eventually finishing off the Falcons 47-38.

Describe the experience playing with football teammates AJ Linn and Jamar Williams in the BTC All-Star Classic.

"After the Westminster game, it was pretty rough but it was a good thing to be able to get back on the field for one last chance with some of my good friends and good teammates. It was a fun game and we got the win so that's always fun to go out in my last high school game with a win."

Where did your Twitter handle "Hen Train" originate from?

"When I was young playing in rec football, they used to call me the 'Hen Train' because I used to play full back and just kind of ran over kids I guess."

What jokes or comments did you receive, if any, after we mistakenly called you "Henry Cool" on Twitter?

"Well, you probably saw Silas [Kelly] post that picture of me from when I was a sophomore and he definitely gave me a lot of flack for that, it was pretty funny. Other than that, you know, people called me 'Henry Cool' for a little bit but that's about it."

If you had to pick a favorite Christmas movie, what would it be and why?

"Probably 'A Christmas Story' because it's one of the most memorable ones for me. I used to watch it as a kid all the time."

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