While in a pregame meeting 30 minutes until the bus left, my stomach started to hurt uncontrollably.Within 10 minutes I was laying on the floor unable to cope with the pain. I was rushed to the hospital and after doing many medical tests the doctors told me I would have to have an appendectomy because my appendix could burst any moment. I didn’t really realize until the next morning after surgery my high school football career could be over. Something I had worked so hard for, taken away from me so quick and unfairly, I was enrage.. I felt my senior season slip through my fingertips. However, I still needed to be a leader for this football team., even if I wasn’t able to play. I made a promise to myself to lead through positivity, pride, and
It was a cold and dreery day in the plains of South Dakota, the wind whipping across the landscape. Today was no ordinary day for me though, for I was headed for my biggest game of my high school football career. I am a Lennox Oriole tried and true and am proud to strap up my pads with the Lennox name across my chest. This day, everything felt different for me. I felt as though the weather wasn’t going to ruin my day. The night before this day I couldn’t sleep, for I was too nervous as to what was….
My high school graduating class consisted of 66 students, so obviously everyone knew everyone and unfortunately everyone’s business. When I was a junior, a well-known and liked senior boy had a very public breakup with his girlfriend of 3 years. They had met as freshmen and were expected to marry after finishing school. The next day he drove his car at what police estimated in excess of 100 miles per hour into a concrete railroad bridge that crossed the main road out of town. After that, the….
One of my proudest accomplishments that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of myself and others was my time in football. I had never played sports in my life, this made it very hard to transition onto the field. The first year I played football I found it hard to make friends and I also was very out of shape. One of my coaches helped me through my tough time and I began to train very hard in the off-season. I had never experienced such commitment to a single part of my life….
not understand the point of reading books for school and writing long papers about things that I don’t exactly care or relate to me. Although, in order for this letter to do it’s job in four years I need to start from the beginning.
Everyone has dreams, hopes and fears when they get to high school anyone who says they don’t are liars. My biggest dream for my high school career is like any other guys I'm sure, to win the State Championship in football. My hopes have been the same for years. I have….
One of the hardest experiences for me was having two shoulder surgeries in high school. Although it may not sound very traumatizing now, two surgeries meant that my cheerleading career of 14 years was over. When something that was such a big part of your life for so long is taken away in the blink of an eye, it feels like your whole world is crashing down! My senior year was exceptionally hard for me considering I was trying to make the perfect decision on my future college, my father was traveling….
The reason my academics aren’t going well as you or I would like is because of the several family issues I’ve had to face during my high school career. It began my Sophomore year, I found out my mom needed surgery in her arm so the chances of her cancer spreading would be reduced. I was under a great deal of stress worrying about my mother, taking care of my four siblings making sure they knew everything was going to be okay, even though I wasn’t sure myself. It was all up to me; while my other brother….
the Varsity Stadium where time seemed to stand still on friday nights with a thousand or two fans of all ages in attendance. This is Michigan high school football. Every year there is one game that has more fans and more energy, the homecoming game. Playing in this game is like a movie or video game. You have the spotlight on you. As a sophomore in high school, this was my first time playing in a homecoming game. This game changed will have an everlasting effect. On the first drive out of halftime….
English 103 section 5
March 26, 2006
The High School Football Life
Football is all around us. You go from pee-wee flag football for the very young kids all the way up to the NFL or world football league as careers. In most of the population, not too many kids make it past their senior year of high school. The kids that don't make it past high school football savor every moment of their time on the field. There is nothing wrong with that, except if the people around….
Throughout all my years as a high school student, I aspired to do something extremely beneficial to my community. Volunteering here and there for various clubs did not fulfill this ambition. After attending various programs that encouraged active initiative, such as UNC Catalyst Conference and NC Governor’s School, a self-realization occurred that urged me to finally be a “catalyst for change.” I am now the founder and manager of a student-based nonprofit called Musicians United to Support Incredible….
friends, and coaches.
I remembered before the game that my teammates and I were on one knee holding hands in the locker room, saying the “Our Father” with confidence. As we were saying the prayer, I came to think that this will be my last first high school football game ever, I’ve worked so hard to get to this point. My family and friends and coaches pushed me so hard to get to the level I’m at, and I was finally here. The biggest game of my life was right now, against the toughest team out there. I was….