TOP PHOTO: Campbell High Angler Riley Faulkner shares his special day with his Mamaw Lay and family on Tuesday.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – “He’s always in a hurry. I can’t keep up with him,” said Glenna Faye Lay. And it’s that pace that keeps her out of his boat. “He” is her grandson, Riley Faulkner. He calls her Mamaw. “I wouldn’t get in his boat, because he goes so fast,” said Mamaw.

Mamaw Lay, along with the rest of the family, was on hand to celebrate Riley’s scholarship signing Tuesday morning at Campbell County High School. The college bound angler inked with Carson-Newman University.

Lay explains that Riley’s always been mature for his age, and credits that to spending lots of time fishing and working with his dad, Jack, and his friends. “He loves to help his dad work. He’s a working boy; just like his dad, a workaholic.

Despite their closeness, they tend to get sideways when they talk politics. “Now, we don’t talk politics (laughing),” said Mamaw Lay. “He’s a good kid and always has been,” she adds.

Faulkner and his fishing partner, Blake Roberts, are two very decorated Campbell High anglers.

“He’ll come in and ask, Mamaw, you got any food? He talked me into making him a broccoli pizza last week,” said Mrs. Lay. Mamaw made two with the first one gone in a hurry. “Usually I’ll have a chicken salad or grilled cheese sandwich for him, sometimes a hamburger,” she notes.

“Riley’s at my house at least a couple of times a week especially during the mowing season. He mows my yard, and he goes too fast on the mower, too,” said Mamaw Lay. Mamaw’s not the only person who can’t keep up with him. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/16/2022-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S JOSH PARKER)

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