Maki Kovats, from Spain, poses with his host parents Terry and Tim Gallagher during his stay in Quincy. Kovats came to the United States with the intention of learning how to play American football. He plays for the Quincy Trojans. Photo by James Wilson
There were two reasons 16-year-old Maki Kovats moved to Quincy this fall from Spain: to practice his English and to learn how to play American football.
Three months into his experience here, Kovats is improving at both.
“I wanted to learn something new,” said Kovats. “We don’t have football in Spain. I’m learning a lot here. Though, I do like learning football more than learning English.”
Kovats was born and raised in Spain. His mother is a Spanish citizen and his father is American. His father, Ernie Kovats, permanently moved to Spain, where he married Maki’s mom.