Personal Note On Football

Decent Essays
The first sign I notice I hated practice was my eighth grade year the first year I had ever played football for a team. I played for the Missouri Tigers Mo-Kan football team during this time. It was a very hot and humid day out. The very first time I was on an actual football team I felt great being on the team but, not even three minutes pass by and I felt awful I guess I just don’t do well under the sun. My freshmen year at Shawnee Mission west it was my first ever high school practice. I was very excited but, not thrilled that the heat index was 89 degrees. I love the sport but, when it comes down to it I hate to practice in the heat or really practice at all. I was doing ok for a while but, I don’t know what went through my head. My …show more content…
I loved that he have me another chance so, I went off that year I felt I was better than ever I got eight sacks that year but, I still did not come to practice often. I would skip or act like I was hurt during practice so I could skip. One day I went home to visit one of my best friends and play video games. After the day passed I had weights he called me in his room and closed the door behind me aggressively; I knew I was in trouble during that time. I asked me, “Why was I not at practice?” I told him, “I was sick so I went home” Then he asked,” So if I call your mother now, she will tell me you were at home?” I said yeah knowing I would be in so much trouble if my mom found out and my head coach. So he called and I got in so much trouble. I got kicked off and yelled at by my mother. But, later on in the season I guess it showed that I was a great factor to the varsity team my junior year because he kicked me back on the team I was …show more content…
My senior year came and I was in the best shape of my life but, the first week or two I just felt like not going forward and playing for Shawnee mission west anymore. I wasn’t myself I didn’t care about the team I didn’t care about myself either I was barely getting by with my grades and the screwed me because I missed the third and fourth game of my senior year because of grades. Then when I was good to play I was showing up to practice late and skipping because I wanted to. But, after all that nonsense I was accused of taking a wallet out of my teammate’s locker. The school investigated by the time the investigation was over with it was like game nine and ten. I did not play at all throughout that time. They did not find out who took it and I barely got to play my senior year they did not even go to a state that’s what I was determined to do. But, thanks to one of my teammates that never gave up on me and my family because I did know what I was going to do after high school. Michal McCray the friend I have known since the middle school made me put in an application here at Coffeyville to play and to attend school here. I thought about it for a while because I had an offer from Butler Community College in the middle of the season, but I just settled and came here with Michal. I am grateful for my family and friends that did not give up on me. The lesson I

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    Honestly, I was embarrassed because I had a low grade in Geometry and knew that if I tried out they would tell me I could not do it. For my sophomore year I did not tryout for cheerleading. Soon, I immediately missed it because all of my friends were in it. I went to varsity football games and saw my friends down there, having fun. All of my other friends that were not in cheer had me distracted most of the other times to where I did not think about…

    • 708 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    However I struggled my spring season being on JV. That summer however I caught fire, and turned into a dominant pitcher. I played so well I dropped football, and joined a Mankato state fall league, where I continued lighting up the radar gun. They would save me until the end of games, so that they college coach would be there to watch me pitch against the other team. I also joined speech my ninth and tenth grade years which I was very successful at, missing state by one place my freshman year, and two places my sophomore year but I never really had a passion for it, and quit after that year.…

    • 2122 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    After sophomore year, came junior the hardest year yet. Frankly, i do not care how hard it is since if you have time and all you’re doing is school work for a dream then it will be easy. But i couldn’t do boxing and i had to quit my job because of all the AP classes. A few months in i saw that i had beautiful grades and good tests score, but i was not satisfied in life at all. When march came in, i turned 17 and i noticed that my studies has overgrown my dreams and hindered my future.…

    • 2069 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    He was an amazing athlete and I was good as well just not as passionate as him. My junior year I decided to not sign up for any sports, and it caused a pretty big rift between my family and I. The feeling of not being accepted sent me into a crippling depression for about three months I attended counseling twice a week and was prescribed Zoloft at only 16 years old. At first I felt like a freak on top of my depression but luckily my massive stress I went under and my diagnosis made my family kind of back off. In school I acquired a completely new group of friends and slowly started to move on from my identity…

    • 1244 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    I remember I stayed home from school that day just because I didn’t feel like going to a certain class that week. It was the first day of school I ever missed that year and I can’t help but to think God was on my side when I chose that day because that day was a day I will never forget. It was the day I finally had my high school reality check. My phone was blowing up with all kinds of hateful texts from Sasha, from Alexis, even from Millie, another distant friend of mine. All these texts were about things I said and did behind people’s backs.…

    • 2071 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    My 7th grade year I was playing flag football in my p.e class, I went up for the ball, caught it and fell. I went to the doctor and I dislocated my shoulder but it popped back in place when I got up so it was swollen and really hard to move. My 8th grade year I started to have hamstring problems but I thought it was my body psyching me out because I didn't want to run this one race. My parents told me to sit out a while and it got better but I started to hat track for a little because I didn’t feel that joy anymore. Summer track is here and I am running the 400m, when I get out the blocks one of my shoes came off and instead of stopping I kept running.…

    • 1333 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Last year when I was a freshman I had started my first year of high school football at Marietta I was excited for the season but a few weeks went by and I had already been failing class I never went to tutoring or did any homework assignments then I had a reality check because my coach had a meeting with me that’s when I started getting A`s, B`s, and C`s and I passed to get to my second semester as a freshman I had beaten my own laziness to pass I felt like a winner. The lesson I had learned was to not stop studying so I can past test and go to the next grade and not be a failure but something greater. And one of my questions are if you have a balanced life does that mean that you are destined for success or for failure in life? As well as if you are balanced would you know how to balance problems and other situations that stop you from…

    • 1116 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    I still had aspirations of playing at a higher level, but my confidence was completely shaken when I did not make varsity basketball as a freshman. There were four freshman who had been invited to play fall ball with the varsity team from the year before and I was the only one who did not make varsity. I was pulled aside by the coach who told me he just felt I needed a little bit more time to develop. I was furious and I wanted to prove him wrong. After the first scrimmage of the season about a week after I learned I was on JV, the coach called me to the front of the bus on the way home and told me that I would now be practicing with varsity on Sunday’s as well as Saturday’s with the JV team.…

    • 2096 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Tell what you knew: My first day of high school seemed like the beginning of the end to me. I wasn’t really that popular, I didn’t really have the last name to fit in with the town of Marathon, and many other reason to be afraid of what might happen to me based on what I heard from others and just the plain fears. Most of my freshman year was just me trying to stay out of people 's way, with everything that has happened to me it seemed like every day was a battle to not get my head in the wrong spot. Along with that my grades weren’t the best either. I was lucky to get a B in most classes, most of the time class was the last place I really wanted to be that day along with the idea that I was never as good as the kids around me.…

    • 2668 Words
    • 11 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    I always thought that college was going to be how it’s portrayed in movies, but that did not happen. My freshmen year of college, I was doing so well the first week of class (of course everyone does), then I started to have problems in my math class and other classes which made me want to quit school. I went from having all A’s and B’s in high school to having two F’s in two college classes. The reason why I had such a hard time adjusting to college was because I simply did not know how to manage my time. For example, I would privilege for work that wasn’t even completed yet.…

    • 1719 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays

Related Topics