Blayke McClure is an eighteen-year-old senior in high school with his entire life ahead of him, but is more than content with how he does things now. His routine remains the same whether it is the middle of July, or October. Hanging out with his friends late at night on the square and ripping through tanks of gas all week long is ritual. Blayke likes to cause a bit of trouble and few can hold him down. He’s dating Shely Franklin, 17, and spends much of his time, in and out of school, with her. They’ve been seeing each other for just over two months and Blayke now lives with Shelby and her mother due to differences he has with his own family. Blayke was planning to play football for Truman State, but he quit his senior year after several disagreements with his high school coaching staff. Currently living off money saved from selling an old truck, he has no concrete plans. However, he wouldn’t have it any other way. After graduation he may be enrolling in the military to see the world and hopefully retire early, or Blayke may go work with his father in Deepwater, Mo., welding and operating heavy machinery.