My name is Isaiah McPherson. I’m a senior at Labette County High School. I've been playing football for 7 years, I've run track for 3 three years, and I wrestled as a junior. However, football is my favorite sport. There is nothing like running the ball down the field for my team. Football has also changed the way I look at school and my priorities. I have made more effort these last two years in learning and improving my grades. I have a goal of enrolling and graduating from college. I would like to work as a policeman and want my life to matter.
As for the game of football. I'm more of a team player because I can't gain even one yard without my offensive lineman, so I try to gain respect and trust from them and the rest of the team. The thing I find really interesting is that football brings people together and I feel like I have a second family on and off the field. I have a twin who plays on an opposing team, but on the field there isn’t a friend who sticks closer to me than my own brother. My life is built around my grandma who raised me and my brother when we were younger. She’s the reason I have this opportunity today because she kept us boys out of trouble. I have been told that I am resilient on the field and in life. The Lord and His Word give me strength, like in Joshua 1:9: “Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”