Kevin Hudnall said he sometimes feels like a coach for the Permian High School football team, even though he’s a 17-year-old senior who plays for the Panthers. That’s partly because Hudnall, one of the team’s few returning players in the receiving corps, is a knowledgeable resource for his teammates and a vocal leader on the field and in the locker room. It’s also a product of his life experiences, which in some ways make him relate more with being an adult than a teenager. Hudnall and his girlfriend, Permian graduate and Odessa College freshman Raquel Rodriguez, have a 7-month-old daughter named Kyndal and live together in an apartment of sorts adjacent to the home of Hudnall’s mother and stepfather and three younger siblings. He also works a part-time job as a cashier at Home Depot, and said football is far down his personal list of priorities. “Football is last to me, really, and I’m not saying it in a bad way,” Hudnall said. “At first I believe in God, and then I believe in being a father and then grades. I have straight As, and that’s my most important thing.” To read the rest of the story, go to our revamped www.oavarsity.com for all local high school sports coverage from the Odessa American sports staff.