Living in Southeast Iowa & attending a small, private high school (Notre Dame High School, Burlington Iowa) is both good & bad. Why? Because my education is top notch & the Midwest is a great place to live, but playing football in a rural town for a combined 2A Football program makes it hard to get noticed. I'd love to say the 2018 West Burlington/Notre Dame Falcons qualified for State, or that we even had a winning record. But that's just not the case.
So you may think that in regards to football, I am at a disadvantage. I argue that I have had opportunities as a 15 year old Sophomore that have made make me excel and have challenged me as a starting varsity QB. For example, I continue to grow both offensively and defensively as a player: I started on both sides of the ball working the free Safety position. This has made my fundamental playing knowledge that much better. And with a young Line, my decision-making time had to be that much quicker.
So, sure, our record for the 2018 Football Season was 1-8. But look beyond the numbers. If you want a player who is mentally tough, even-tempered & resilient when the odds are against the team - it's me. I welcome the challenge to improve as an individual player & believe in my coaches that with my hard-work and quiet leadership, I can spur the WB-ND Falcons further this upcoming 2019 season. It's T minus 10 months and counting and I can't wait.