When I was in high school, football was my primary after school activity. For at least fifteen weeks I would spend five days a week doing something with football. My senior year I started for a team that only lost one game in the regular season. Now that I look back at my time as a football player I can see very obvious stimuli for my growth as a player and a person. From the time I first started playing to the end, I wanted to get better, my brothers on the team pushed me and I had coaches that taught and pushed me.
I then began to wait for the coaches to call us up for warm-ups, my dad came up to me and told me this “ You have been training for this since February, you have put the work in and now you are ready”. As I was waiting I looked around and saw many very athletic looking athletes, many were bragging to each other about how they would definitely make the team. Lots of guys looked bigger, stronger, and faster. I could tell that I was the only one who was still thirteen. About fifteen minutes until warm-ups I met up with my friend Jadin Smith who was also trying out at the time, and we both stretched and tried to prepare
The culmination of Texas 's weak play recently and Baylor 's consecutive eleven win seasons make them a perfect place for bandwagoners hopping off of Texas. Plus, the brand new McLane Stadium brings a lot of excitement to the area with more seating for new fans. Honestly, if you want to find a true Baylor fan, ask him to name three quarterbacks before RG3, if he can name some then he 's a legitimate Baylor fan. Yet, the bandwagoners aren 't even necessarily the worst part, with the recent winning going on fans in Waco think they 're the royalty of college football. Like, chill out a lil ' bit there, you 're just a joker who 's had some funny one liners recently.
But Tony was only the coach for not even a year and was fired later that year. Tony has had many books written about him and also has one movie that has recently came out. The movie’s name is Woodlawn. Tony is a very inspirational person. From coming from a humble family and at a school that hated African American people to being a football star and being inducted into the senior bowl hall of fame with many other greats such as Curtis Martin and Michael Strahan.
The Smoove twins Chris and Jrue have played outstanding Trevon and Andre were playing good as well but Robert and Tyron weren 't playing that good so we needed one more good guy to make this team great... And I was that guy. We won every game but one without me, the one game we lost was to the Honeybadgers. The team we were playing in the championship. The Honeybadgers have never lost, they won every single game and every single championship since our league started in 1972. (You do the math because I 'm
If we won this game, it would mean a college scholarship for Fortunato and a guaranteed future. As we stepped in the court, the game began. This game was one of Fortunato 's greates games. He was scoring for our team many times but the other team was also keeping up with us. They had a star player on the other team like Fortunato but, Fortunato was better.
The game had no goals until overtime when the coach made a sub. The sub, Muse Daniels, ended up scoring the game winning goal a few minutes later. The coach says that “You should have seen the bench.” For many players, it was unbelievable that after all of the struggles at the start, that they would end up winning it all. According to player Daniel Im, “going from almost not having a team to winning the banner was pretty exciting.” The team was lead by captains Nic Jeffries and Andrew Morrison whom the coach said “brought the team together”. The captains always made sure that the team was following routine and doing the correct warm-up and stretching before coach Dornan was there.
Along with two other varsity players, I organized offseason workouts, lifts and scrimmages for the team. Missing five of six seniors at our Fall tournament, I stepped up and lead the team to a second place finish. Slowly the team came together came together and won district. Although the year ended with a heart breaking loss in the playoffs, I became the leader of the team and earned all-district honors. My senior year I will be the sole varsity team captain.
Luckily, my hard work had paid off and…. I made freshman team! As excited as I was, I knew the real hard work was yet to come. It took a little bit of time to sink in. It wasn’t until the uniforms and the team gym bags were handed out that I really began to think, hey it’s time to put in work, I’m actually going to be playing in real games soon.
I’ve strived throughout my high school career to be the person others can look up to and follow on and off the field. Whether with it be my family, friends, or teammates. I’ve continued to try to set a good example and lead others. Just a few weeks after the end of my junior season, before our teams first lifting session I was awarded Varsity Captain decided by a vote held earlier by my fellow teammates and coaches. The coaches wanted to try something new in an attempt to gain some leadership in the weight room well before the start of our regular season.
We had a new coach that year and a lot of talent. Our new coach worked our butts off, harder than any other 8 man team in the state. This was difficult for all of us but we later learned that hard work really pays off. My team got a new coach my sophomore year. After we missed the playoffs my freshman year, I remember my team being called into my coach’s office.
After kicking off the first half down 15-7, Ohio State (10-7, Big Ten 0-4) captured the lead heading into the half, 33-36. The second half revealed a back-and-fourth battle between the two teams, as the lead switched hands six times. Despite a valiant effort from both sides, it was Ohio State who walked away with their first conference victory this season, 72-67.
I remember that day in Kyle Field when we beat the hell out of those Mississippi State Bulldogs my freshman year. Simply, that is when I experienced the 12th man. The Aggies took the lead in the fourth quarter and won 51-41. Ever since then, I believe the outcome of every game is in control of the 12th man. Although, I experienced a more somber side of the Aggie Spirit on a Tuesday night.