Today is the first official start of my high school career. Our freshman team has been together since seventh grade and have been undeafeated ever since . The class of 2021 to most people is the best athletic class that we'll ever have for Central York School District. Now, everything is different. We are now in high school, and high school football will be a little bit more of challenge. But, I think that if our team stays together we'll be able to accomplish great things in high school football, things like winning districts, states, and maybe even further down the road than that it's possible.
We met daily at 6 A.M. for weights and speed training. Then it was quickly time to start two a days. All of our coaches knew it was going to be a great year and that we had a chance to win state. “We could take state this year guys!” said Head coach O’dwyer and the others. When he said that it sent tingles down my spine. Game time had arrived. We were scrimmaging against the Wray Eagles. We
College football is one of the most energy-packed, exciting, and family based sport in the world. Every year students, families and players all await the start of the season with joy and anxiety. The Ohio State Buckeyes are one of the most legendary teams of all time and their fan base is just as legendary. However, before kickoff even starts, it all gets kicked off with tailgating. Tailgating is what the ultimate college football fans do right before the game. You will be taken on the ride of your life in showing you how to have the ultimate tailgating experience. There are many ways to ensure you of having a great, but if you follow these simple steps your experience will be maximized. Those ways include: getting/preparing the food, putting
Approximately four years ago, twelve of us accepted a position on team that none of us, not only knew anything about, but also did not expect much from. We were twelve individuals that were seeking a college soccer experience at the division I level and if you ask any of those girls back then, none of them could have predicted the reality of the four years that we would ultimately spend here. This team had experienced heartbreak in freshman year on many levels, battled through the pain of losing in the semi-finals of sophomore year, and again losing in the finals last year. To be a part of this program is unlike any experience I’ve had before. There is always a supportive and positive environment; there is always progress being made every
Tonight was a game that determined the outcome of the season. Tonight they had to win. Tonight was the night where they had to improve their record. York High is a tough team full of many talented athletes, but lacking the knowledge of the game. Or so we thought. Walking into the locker room, you could feel the intensity of the guys. They knew that their season depended on tonight. It was their last night as freshman football players, it was their last night to make a name for themselves. They tried to play it off as if they weren't nervous, but I could tell otherwise. Dani, the injured guys, and myself had the water filled and ready to be loaded onto the bus in no time. Now it was just a matter of getting all the guys onto the bus. At 3:30 the bus arrived, and that meant game time would soon be approaching.
"We just got to know their is a to more football to be played," senior safety Jarrod Harper said. "One loss isn't going to dictate our season, what this season has in store for us. We just got to regroup and come back this week and have a strong performance this week. Just be focused and locked in all week. Just get even more familiar with our opponent this week and come ready to play Saturday."
Unlike all other game days, this one is very special. We take on UC San Diego in hopes of securing a playoff spot. My emotions have been running all over the place, and no it’s not because I am a young adult trying to get through college. I have been playing soccer for 15 years already so it is safe to say that soccer is my life. All I do is constantly train to get better and improve as much as I can and today is my chance to showcase my talent at the highest level I’ve played at so far. It’s my second year at SFSU and my second year playing soccer here and with 20 games already recorded for me at the school, I should be coming into the game with a cool head but I am far from it.
The University of Nevada Reno’s Football program officially started fifty years ago in the October of 1966. At the same time the team was established, Mackay stadium was built which seated only 7,500 people at the time. After numerous amounts of renovations, the stadium now seats 26,000 people and the football games are very loud and exciting. Being a football player and student myself, I get to hear what other people outside the football program perceive of us as around campus when we win, lose, or just in general about the football program. Most comments and accusations I have heard have been false and negatively based. What most people do not see is the hardwork and dedication it takes to be apart of the football program and the impact it has on the coaching staff, the community, and also, the inseparable bond it creates between the players.
The ride home was long and joyless. My mom had picked Bryant and me up from our game, as well as my other friend Sam who was new to football, so we rode together. We all took the loss quite differently; as it was Sam’s first year playing, he was more frolicsome than Bryant and myself. Bryant can cope with defeat. He learned early in his life that failing or losing is the first step to success. Bryant was not as worried about the rest of the season like I was.
It’s the last game of the season 1 minute left in the fourth quarter. You have the football in your hands; you weave in and out of defenders trying to score and BANG… You get tackled and slammed to the ground causing you to bounce your helmet off of the hard turf. You're slow to get up and you’re coach pulls you out for a play to check to see if you’re ok. You tell him you’re good that you simply just “got your bell rung”; you tell him that your team needs you. He questions the decision, but he tells you to strap your helmet back on and get out there. The next play you feel sluggish but you play through it, the quarterback snaps the ball and hands it off to you, running straight through
Have you ever felt like you’re not good enough, not knowing just how much potential you have? One of the most salient experiences of my life was making the Island Coast High School football team, because it taught me that to succeed you must be confident in yourself. The old me would have thought, “ I’m not good enough,” because I never thought that I could compete with kids that already played football. I suppose that I always felt like i couldn’t compete with football players because whenever I would play football in eighth grade, I would not be able to keep up with them. Little did I know, all of that was about to change the day I made my way to the middle of the humid, scorching fied, staring into the eyes of North Ft. Myers Highs’ freshman football team.
Walking out onto the opponent’s brightly lit turf field setting up for the kickoff of the second half just gave me the feeling that everybody knows, my hair starts to stand up, butterflies began to flutter in my stomach, and everything seems to slow down. Looking into the stands and seeing that our hometown fans had traveled four hours in order to outdo the home crowd gave me a sense of comfort. Looking into East Jefferson’s stands and seeing that our fans, despite having to travel all the way down south, outnumbered their fans by at least 70 people. I found myself thinking that this meant just as much to our town as it did to our school and team. This feeling would be just the motivation we needed in order to finish this game
As I was sitting in the blistering hot sun in the middle of a Monday (that i requested off of work, without pay mind you) in the stands at the Dallas Cowboys training camp to watch a scrimmage between my most beloved boys in blue and that "other " team. I looked around and saw the hundreds of other people there as well,with my exact plan in mind. To sit back and scope out the Dallas Cowboys of the 2015 season. Some of them out there proving they have earned their star. It was at that moment I realized, even though we all have the same vision for our boys we all choose to get through our season differently. Some are optimists and some are realists. Some are pessimists and some are living
It’s almost time Huskies! The end of the first semester will come to a close in less than two months! There are some important things to note before looking forward to next semester. You have to make sure your grades are in order, Huskies! This is the time to push that B to an A so it looks good on your report card. If you are struggling in understanding the subject go and talk to your teacher and they will find a solution for you. They are more than happy to help a student out with their lack of understanding in a specific subject area. You mustn’t get distracted with Thanksgiving break coming up and the holiday season right around the corner. This is the final stretch, and you need to finish strong! There are a few tips that you may want