“Dylan, are you excited about the game tonight?” Allison asked barely able to contain the enthusiasm in her voice.
“Yeah, sure,” Dylan mustered out in response.
Dylan was in his freshmen year in high school and the final game between his team, the Rattlers, and their rival school, the Pirates, was tonight. While he was ecstatic about the game he was incredibly nervous. Being his first year on the football team he had more mistakes under his belt than victories. In fact, most of his teammates called him “the benchwarmer” for a reason. Continue reading “Focus”
Daryl McGoogle held the football straight up with his index finger, giving his teammate ample time under the most unrealistic of conditions to line up for a long kick. Imagining the ball flying up through the center of the field goal over and over again, Roger Maestro took two long steps forward and kicked hard with his right foot. Continue reading “Long Shot Downfield”
Cheerleader tryouts were already happening on the other side of school and Andrew’s girlfriend would be judging the new girls for the squad. Having played Track & Field for two years, he thought that he might have the inside track on the prestigious football team. Nearly all of his friends at Troy High School had attended “games” at neighboring schools, which did not seem to include “meets.” Continue reading “Football Tryouts”
Stephen Morino’s shoulder and knee injuries had nearly ended his football career at the end of his college term. With a real shot at playing for a winning NFL team, his senior year was quickly becoming his worst on the field. Hot, muggy weather was now being replaced with a powerful downpour. As practice wore on, the lukewarm water ran down their jerseys, into their shoes, and into their helmets, finding its way into every nook and cranny in the team’s uniforms. Continue reading “Everything”
I’m on the bench. Again. Where else would I be? It’s not like I ever get to play. Well, that’s not entirely true. I did get to play a few downs last season. Sean’s cleat came off and the trainer had a hard time getting it back on. Continue reading “Benchwarmer”
People think I have sex with a lot of girls. That’s not true. I mean, I could if I wanted to. These girls throw themselves at me. I know they don’t really find me attractive; they just want to be with a quarterback. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not hideous looking. I’m okay looking. Certainly not ugly. Continue reading “Big Man On Campus”
These parties are getting out of hand. Too much drugs, too many easy women. We are going to get in trouble if we keep it up.
Tonight is so typical of what goes on. We are at Jason’s house. His parents are away and we won tonight. It really doesn’t matter if we win or lose; we’re going to party no matter what. I’m sitting in the living room drinking a beer. There are girls in various states of drunkenness wandering around. Continue reading “Beer Babes And Ball”
“Just make sure you keep that bastard away from me.”
Trent is at it again. He’s mad for no apparent reason. We are all in a car heading to a party, trying to have some fun, but Trent is making it very difficult. Continue reading “Agro”