Starting playing football in the 7th grade was the first thing i did when i moved into Walpole. My parents divorce hit me hard but the one way I could take my frustration out was on the field. Making my friends and finally being part of something in my new town helped me grow as a person. Not only did football help me adjust into a new town it also helped me mentally become a tougher person.
Going from being a star on freshman to being a role player on varsity in my sophomore year really put things into perspective for me. It showed me it was going to take real hard work to get to the places you want to be. Going into my junior year i was set up to start at linebacker and did in the few scrimmages we had before the season. Another obstacle I had to overcome was breaking my hand in the first game of the year. After weeks of waiting for it to heal I finally could pad up my cast and play again. Unfortunately my minutes suffered severely but i didn't let that get me down. I made the best I could out of a bad situation and grew from it. I am now getting ready to go into my senior year and finally get a real chance to show my talents to coaches and do my best to help my team get to states.