For two months I spent my days going to class, grinding on the field, and lifting in the weight room. After all the time I spent working to get better spring football finally arrived. I knew that no matter the cost I would not be denied my chance at becoming the number one linebacker. Then things took a turn for the worst. One week into practice my number was called.
Our first two drives we scored and they did too so it was 14-12. We was up we was yelling as we got ready to kickoff i sprint down the field and hit the ball carrier, we both slid on the 30 yard on line and i got a turf burn and turf in my mouth it tasted like sour rubber. I looked up as the guys face was all red from embarrassment we went off the field. Our offense scored on the first play of the drive and we got the 2 point conversion, so the score was 22-12 we was up. Then we just scored and scored so at the end of the game it was 54-12 they never scored again we shook hands, and all i could hear was the crowd cheering for us.
The simple task of packing a backpack soon escalated to what students at Wilson Southern Middle School describe as a stampede of buffalo running in a tight canyon. Everyday when the last school bell has rang, eighth grade students rush out of their classes and sprint to the lockers, like tributes in the Hunger Games towards the cornucopia, to pack their belongings and report home. Eighth grade student such as, Abby Meckley was overheard saying that she has been knocked over multiple times trying to get down the stairs to her bus. Abby Meckley’s other fellow students had also pushed and shoved eighth grade student, Rachel Kovach into lockers in the downstairs hallway. Daily, students are reportedly slamming lockers, screaming, shoving people
Junior year of highschool Zack was the start defesive possition on varity, during homecoming peprally game he was struck head first to the ground after he was tackled. After the couch called timeout due to zack rocking back and forth in pain he pusshed it off and was back on for 3rd quarter. Befreo second half could end zack collaped on the feild and was rushed to the hospital where doctors had to remove both left and right side of his scull to relive pressure iniside the brain. After that trajic night zack has been expereincing several sesures daily and was sadlly in a coma for 3 months, 4 weeks in a nersing home and childrens hopitals. Zakc was not able to walk of eat on his own or do any daily activity until 4 years went by.
But on February 1944, he received a permanent wound that would impact the rest of his life. Britt was taking cover in a house while being on war and suddenly a German explosive shell came through the window shattering most of mostly all his bones in his foot and tored off his arm. In spring of 1944, he came back to the U.S. While being on a hospital ship he found out that he had received the Medal of Honor. Thousands of people came to the football stadium at the University of Arkansas to see the ceremony.
“BLUE – WHITE –BLUE – WHITE,” shouts from the stands at the most awaited game of the year, the homecoming game. With support filling the stands from students, parents and fans alike the 2013 Rattler football team takes the field. Although a big part of the traditional homecoming game, football is not the entire reason we gathered this year in “The Snake Pit.” One of the utmost exciting moments of the year approached as halftime began, crowning of the homecoming queen. As the contenders for queen settled at the 50 yard line the crowd became silent with anticipation. Mr. Kothmayer announced the name of Candace Martsolf.
Baller County had high expectations for the year so the team started off the practices with a strong swagger and practice had started becoming part of a usual routine for all the young athletes. The day February 25, a day that young John Goodman will never forget. The overcast weather conditions had soaked everything; therefore, the team had spent practice in the batting cages. Afterwards, the coach dismissed the team to go home since weather conditions seemed to be worsening. Goodman and a few others had decided that they would go to the mall and pick up some well needed snacks at the mall.
After the argument between Gatsby and Tom in the hotel room on the scorching, hot day when we were all tired and fed up with the heat. Daisy ran out of the room, Gatsby followed along then they drove back to East Egg a few minutes before Jordan, Tom, and I left. As we were driving back, the street was crowded with people in front of George Wilson’s repair shop. Tom chuckled a bit then said, “George finally has some business,” as we drove closer to the shop Tom stopped the car, and we got off to take a look. There were sounds of cries coming from all sides, the women were sobbing, the men were saying it was such a sad loss.
High School Football Games Every Friday night Wilson’s very own John Gurski Stadium is packed with fans as if it was the Super Bowl. Starting at 7pm, the Wilson High School football team took the field and starts to destroy the visiting team. Just in the first quarter the Bulldogs already have two touchdowns. Touchdown after touchdown, the Bulldogs lead the game twenty one to zero. Throughout the game while the football team is dominatTing, the cheerleaders are singing and dancing along to the band’s music.
Third Grade It was a cool and very cold morning at my school. It was around 10 a.m and we went outside to have Recess. We were playing two hand touch football. Me and a classmate got into an argument. Gavin said “Hey don’t run into me like that.”The I said “I didn’t mean to sorry.” When i turned away he ran up to me and shoved me to the ground my younger brother Cullen came up and pushed him to the ground
The Penn State football scandal rocked the sports world and dominated the headlines for months and months. The penalties placed upon Penn State are beyond anything that has ever been seen before in college athletics. I believe that all the penalties affecting the present and future football program and completely just. Although, I do not think that it is okay to punish the players of those who were not on the team from 1998-2011. The players after 2011 had nothing to repulsive acts by Jerry Sandusky or the cover-up that occurred with the Penn State Office.
It was hard to believe I was headed to University of Michigan to watch the Wolverines play Akron in football. It was my first time going to the Big House. Our tickets came late, we had to print off four copies to get in . We got there so early we tailgated with some students. Then went to buffalo wild wings for drinks and to use the bathroom before we went in the stadium.
“It’s a tradition to go to Poly. My mother, father, sister, and cousins all went there,” said Kweli Gale, a North Carolina Central University student. Traffic accumulates every morning as parents drop their children off in front of the school on the busy main road. Horns honk and children are screaming to their friends as the parents come to a stop for about seven seconds because the street prohibits parking. You see children walking from every direction down the road as parents aim to beat traffic and drop them off further.
In Texas, football is a way of life; people eat, sleep and breathe it. Specifically for the people of Odessa, Texas this is very true. The book Friday Night Lights follows the 1988 Permian High School football team as they made their run for the State Championship. This type of culture that puts football and, everyone involved in it, on a pedestal creates no room for anything besides football to succeed in a town like Odessa. In 1988, when this took place, gender, class and race all mattered a great deal.
On a cold, frosty, snow cover night in November at Welcome Home Stadium, was when my life changed. That night, two teams played for the chance to call themselves champions of 6th-grade football. All game, my team and I battled against the mighty Wilmington Hurricanes. We fought all game to win and finally we got the ball back with less than under a minute left and down by 4 points. The crowd was quieter than a church mouse as my coaches huddled us up during a timeout, and in that timeout, my coaches looked to me for answers.