My birthday was Saturday August 8, which was also my first football scrimmage against Cordova High School. The scrimmage had been for three teams, Rosemont, Cordova and Capital, and my teammates and I were the underdogs of the whole thing. When we got to Cordova it seemed as though it was going to be a routine scrimmage, get on the field and kick some butt, but fate had other plans. Our team started off slow in warm ups, taking wrong moves and such, but we started to pull it together after about thirty minutes. When we entered the stadium to play we were a little early so we got some water and started getting each other excited to play.
Some Texan fans started to think the game was over and the Texans would win. Little did they know they were facing the best quarterback, Peyton Manning. With 8 minutes left in the fourth, the Colts scored and finally took the lead, 21-20. I started to feel the momentum shift. A few plays later, the Houston quarterback threw an interception for a touchdown.
For some of us seniors this could be the last game that we ever suit up for. Going into the playoffs we were in an unfamiliar position as we were the favorites to win it all, according to the polls. All year we heard that we weren’t disciplined enough to win district, let alone state. The online forums were covered by the fans from Greensville explaining and predicting how bad they would demolish us. This was just extra motivation and we had something
Conversion (extra points after a touchdown is scored) Attempted from the three-yard line. By running into the end zone with the ball scores 1 point. By passing into the end zone to a teammate scores 2 points. Safety scores 2 points. Catching the opposite team behind its own goal line with the ball.
The score was 2-1, playing in the last few minutes of the game, he wanted to make one more goal, faking out the defense moving the ball down field, he does a trick shot and he scores! With 4 second left, he scored one last goal and won the game! Everyone runs to the field cheering for Jack and The Warriors! College scouts swarming the field, trying to get Jack’s attention. Every head coach handing out their business card to him, every coach wanted him to be a part of their team, but he only had one team he was interested in being a part of.
You would think being the best football player in the school, I would get more respect from my peers but nope everyone calls me the dork who has a 4.0 and plays football. I’m still wondering why it’s bad to be smart now days. Every since I moved here I was teased from day one. There is only 20 days until graduation and I’m so excited to be leaving this dumb. “ AH Kevin, what you thinking about”, asked my best friend Shawn.
Playing football in Pop Warner and in middle school were jus stepping-stones to what I wanted to accomplish in high school. Freshman year we finished 10-0 and I was sure that my sophomore year was going to be “my year.” The next season came around the corner and I was not on the field rather I was on the sidelines. A lot of people told me “ Don’t worry Blake your time will come.” I could have looked at things differently but the one thing I hate more than anything is watching someone else play quarterback. The season went on and I would clean up the blowout games and things most backups did. After the season I decided I had had enough.
A Change is Coming Football is a game that has been played since the early 1900’s and back then it was played without any protection at all. So when people say that that football is a violent sport then that’s definitely the truth. This is one of the main reasons that the NFL is so popular in the United States. The fans love big hits just as much as they love touchdowns. However something that most fans and even a lot of players don’t take into account is the damage players inflict on themselves and other players when they deliver these big hits that everyone loves.
Representing my school by playing for the varsity football team was surreal to me. Out of the fifty freshman playing football, I was the only one to suit up and play for varsity that season. Winning that game would have meant going to the playoffs and most importantly, it wouldn’t have been the last football game for the seniors. That game also had a personal significance for me; it would be the first time I would be playing underneath the lights of Eagle Stadium for everyone to
On any given play if one defender forgets which player he is responsible for, that player will be sprinting free to the end zone. Then when the defense is focused on whom to stop from running the ball the wildcat fakes the option, steps back, and throws a deep ball to his receiver for a touchdown. Although this offense is typically only seen in high school football, some college teams are adopting the wildcat offense as their primary offense, and even a couple NFL teams are installing the wildcat formation into their offense in an attempt to confuse the