Battle High School was the football team to win state 5A high school football their first year of being established. Somehow our team Lebanon High School ended up under the lights with them the following year. Through the years of football, I gained some super good friends that I played football with. I would have never guessed that I would have gained so many good friends/brothers through a sport like football. Lebanon Missouri is a football town, they strive off of football.
Football is arguably the best team sport there is. You rely on your teammates every play and they rely right back on you. This is why, many times, teammates become almost like brothers throughout the progression of the season. This is what happened to me my sophomore season of football, we became a family. My sophomore season started with the possibility of me starting on defense as an outside linebacker.
Some times we pulled off one handed catches just to gain more points. That is a monument in my life I would like to relieve. I had so much fun but have you ever realized that a lot of fun just doesn’t last, before we know it, it was the and of the football season and that was if for me and Tom since we were seniors. I moved into class rater swiftly, I was late as usual but didn’t get in trouble. I liked my teacher very much, he was also the track couch.
The football program at Manassas was never funded so the team had to play something called ... ... middle of paper ... ... go to his physical therapy or to school, yet he’s so determined to play football that he considers playing on a bad knee. Coach manages to talk some sense into him, reasoning with him that if he does the right thing and goes to therapy, class, and rests, then things will work out for the better. Montrail’s knee is better by the time of the playoffs and he is granted a full scholarship to any university by a friend of Courtney. These players, with the help of Coach Courtney, transformed into selfless team members that went on to show that Manassas football is not dead through determination, character, discipline, and commitment. They show that if you want something bad enough, then you have to do the necessary work to make that happen.
The school year went on, and as others where preparing for the ACT and SAT, I was busy getting in trouble with the law and not going to class. No one cared about anything I was doing because I was a good football player and that was all they saw. They believed that any trouble I got in to, I could get out of, but that wasn’t true. I spent almost a month in the Wayne County Jail for armed robbery. It was there that I decided to turn my life around and do what was right.
Prior to this experience, I had less exposure to life challenges and had little to no self-confidence. I was afraid from being the only person that miss the ball and let my team down. Football has changed all of my bad habits. On the first day of participating as a freshman, the team usually spends some time warming up followed by a bunch of instruction about each game. We had an amazing coach who was willing to find each and every person weakness.
It all started my freshmen year, my first year organized football at my high school Grosse Pointe North. Where I was just messing around one day before practice kicking the football around. The kicking coach had taken notice and told me that I had the natural talent and leg strength to become a solid and well-developed place kicker. I had then earned the starting job by my first ever career football game, and have made a great career out of it so far, and hope to keep it going. I never thought that I would become a kicker I thought that was the pretty boy position on the football team, little did I know that was my ticket to a college football career.
Charlie was always offering Willy work, but he never took it because he was “ such a good salesman.” Once Willy lost his job, he was depressed, but tried to shrug it off. He never did take a job with Charlie, even after he lost his job. Again he could not face the reality, but in the end this led to his tragic flaw, suicide. Biff was very popular and athletic in high school. Even though Biff was a star football player, you need more than pure athleticism to get you places in life.
I would say my body was in so much better condition after graduating high school rather than now coming towards the end of my college career. At least three tim... ... middle of paper ... ...o want to quit and stop doing it. You’re going to be so sore and someday not be able to walk up a flight of steps or be able to bed over to pick things up. But you’ll live because you have about 90 other people counting on you that is just as sore and upset they have to do all this extra work that gets unnoticed by the media. I playing college football but that’s it.
Also in peewee you have team meetings to discuss defensive and offensive strategy and sometime just to bond with your teammates. Usually this takes place once a week. Continuing involvement in football happens at the high school level because it is the most easily accessible program to teens. A teen will usually continue playing football in high school if they enjoyed playing or they really excelled at it in the peewee level. The good thing about playin... ... middle of paper ... ...h school I wasn’t a great player.