Growing up as a kid I would always go to the high school football games. I watched as my team played a hard and good fight but will still always lose the majority of our games. This made me decide in 8th grade, on my second week of playing JV football to go play and start on the varsity football team. With only 14 other players, two of which were also middle school Jv players who where starting, we played bigger and better school going on to a 4-year losing streak. There was one game my sophomore year that changed everything and that was the game that broke the streak. At the end of my sophomore season, we went 1-9. After that the next year we went 6-6 going on to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in our school history.
Through many trials and failures, fighting as a 5'8" approximately 160lb varsity lineman in the 8th has taught me a lot. It taught me about endurance and how to have the will to fight. It taught me about courage and the sacrifices that have to be made for your team. It taught me about how no matter the price fight for your goals. My goals going into my senior year is to finish the year with above a 4.5 GPA and have at least a 24 on the ACT. When I make it into college I'd like to major in Neurology and Biochemistry and am taking the necessary steps as I high school student to make that a reality. I'm a hard worker and pick up things pretty easily. Even so, I still know there's more to learn in life, football, and in academics. These things I'd like to learn as being part of a team and also contribute to that team in furthering its goals as a player.