Nathan Juhl Mrs. Daigle Pre-AP English 03 October 2017 Independent Novel Project: Hit Count Main Characters A- The protagonist of the book Hit Count by Chris Lynch is Arlo Brody. Arlo is a freshman in highschool and is in love with the game of football. Arlo is hardworking and determined to play highschool football for the varsity team even though his mom quotes head injuries from ´the file´. Arlo is one of the best players on the varsity team and makes all of the monstrous plays and that is enough to convince him that everything is okay.¨All I ever wanted to do was hit people¨ (Lynch 1).
When my parents made a family of their own it was only natural that they started their own routine of football. From the time my brothers and I were born every weekend meant there was football. As my brothers and I grew up we learned more and more about football.
This is another very important thing I learned going through my freshman year because when Friday night lights came around everything seemed to cause butterflies in my stomach causing me to be afraid to ask or say anything but I thought to myself and I asked myself “if I want to get on the field I have to ask questions” so when that happened I started to gain confidence and that helped me get on the field. The last thing about learning the fundamentals about football is to always stay
Peyton’s passion for football he says was instilled in him by his father. He would listen to all his dad’s games at Ole Miss and New Orleans to study by. Like most in high school Peyton played football, baseball, and basketball. By Peyton’s sophomore year in high school he was talented enough to be the starting quarterback. His brother
Ever since I was a toddler, I loved sports. Baseball, basketball, it did not matter; I just liked to run. When I was around 4 or 5, I was in the living room watching the Steelers play the Cardinals and saw Santonio Holmes grab a game winning touchdown to win the Superbowl. I was so excited that I jumped up in the air and I told my dad, “Daddy when I grow up I want to play football and I want to score a lot of touchdowns just like 10 does.”
All Experiences have different effects on people. In this case the experience that I had was significant. I have been playing and watching football for as long as I can remember. Football has always been a major part of my life, and I always looked up to the Varsity players wanting to be one of them some day. To me football is like a second family (simile.
It was the first one that I had as a kid. We were all pretty wild. The kids that were there were Jacob Ennett, Travis Nelson, Evan Hassell, Luke Mattson, Mason Hemmila, Payton Marcotte, Preston Koski, and Davis Bagley. My parents had got us Little Caesar 's and pop so, after we are done eating we went outside to play football.
It’s Friday night. Lights flicker on simultaneously, illuminating the field. The scoreboard turns on and the timer begins the countdown to kickoff. Players and cheerleaders warm up on the field for the game of the season, as families and fans begin filling up the stands. High school football holds many peoples’ fondest memories, and teaches those involved important life lessons and values, but at what cost?
I was excited to see who went to tryouts to see how the team would work out together. The coach didn’t let me start but had let me play in the game later on in the quarter. I did the plays and wanted to prove I should be on the team they passed me the ball because I was open. I took the shot and made a touchdown.
When I was younger I was a great football player. Everyone knew who I was because I was so fast and quick. It was like I was a god how everyone was calling my name as soon as I got in the gate. I was so good that even the other teams knew who I was not saying they liked me but they know what I’m made of.
A simple chant that the Gibson Southern football players shout right before heading on to the field. Every last player yells it at the top of their lungs and excites them for the game before them. Why would the players be so excited just by a few words about their school pride? Well, those few words hold a great meaning behind them to the players. It reminds everyone of the years spent together on the practice field, in the weight room, giving it a 100% to play for each other on the football field.
There are many notorious people in Texas history. For example, Sam Houston, who was Texas’s first president, or Anson Jones, who was responsible for the annexation of Texas. But very few people have heard of James Hogg. He became famous for impromptu, which are unscripted speeches. He was also elected county attorney of Wood County in 1878, and was governor of Texas from 1891 to 1895.