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At County High School, football was king. If you were a guy and not a member of the football team then you were already behind in the popularity polls. I was not so much interested in the popularity battle but I did love sports, especially football. Sports kept me busy throughout my high school life. I played basketball, baseball, and football every year. Out of all the sports football was my favorite hands down. From the time I started playing football in pee wee I was positioned at quarterback. This continued through the beginning of the season in the ninth grade. At the beginning of my ninth grade year I was prone to injury. I went from hip pointers to sprained ankles and was never able to see much playing time. This hurt my morale, because I have always dreamed about becoming the next big shot quarterback that came through Nashville; and with the luck I was having that did not seem likely. At the end of my ninth grade year I was healthy again and ready to compete for the starting quarterback spot in high school.

Our high school football team had three potential quarterbacks. There were two juniors and myself, a sophomore. None of us had the job hands down. It was going to take hard work to win the position. I was constantly going to quarterback camps and lifting weights just trying to prepare for the start of the new season. The quarterback battle was the main topic of the newspapers; the attention was great but the pressure kept piling up. August came quick and it was time for practice to start. Practicing at this level was so different for me; the guys were faster, bigger, and stronger. We went through the same routine everyday, throwing hundreds of balls and running a million different plays. It was tough on me but I was catching on quick. By the start of September the team was ready to start the season. The quarterback battle was pretty tight; the coach said he didn't even know who was going to start the first game. I knew it would not be me, but I still kept a positive attitude and just waited for my turn.

Our season opener was against a big rival.
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