Photographers: Sydnie Bernal and Jada Jones
Future in Football
by: Chastity Cornett
Some people consider football to be just another sport, but that is not the case when it comes to individual. Football is their past, present, and future wrapped into a leather ball and shoulder pads. The football team for County is made up of young men who are pursuing their dreams. Many are striving for a college scholarship in order to secure a bright future. Others play to stay motivated to finish their homework and pass their classes. Our football players put forth a lot of effort every day at school and at practice. Winning a Friday night game is a wonderful feeling of achievement, but winning as a family, not just as a football team, is even better.
They may not win every game, but improvement is seen with each one. Players are more concerned with succeeding and improving for the future than with winning games. To play football, the boys must maintain good grades. Allen McCarty, a sophomore varsity player, stated that if it weren't for football, he would not be passing and most likely would not care about school at all. "All I have to look forward to is football," he added, "So I do my hardest to make it where I could play."
Football is a huge outlet for most of the boys, they feel most confident in themselves when they’re on the field. Nothing compares to practicing for a game or under the lights on game day with the whole crowd cheering them on. The all-time best thing is when they make a touchdown with the team, and look out at the stands, and see their parent’s eyes filled with pride seeing their child on the field.