My Experience at Camp Belknap
Daniel, Oscar and Andrew dialogue story

Homecoming

Homecoming

Fenn had homecoming this weekend, this was my first homecoming game ever and this was probably the biggest football game I’ll ever play in. I was up at 9 and already super excited and wide awake, this is unusual for me if you ask any of my family they’ll say I am definitely not a morning person. I got fenn and immediately ran to get changed. After we got dressed we went to the MMR for a chalk talk pregame. I was super anxious and excited because this was my first fenn football game where I would get some decent playing time, and I was on kick off and kick return. After the chalk talk we walk down to the field it was fairly quiet because homecoming was in full swing yet. Once we got to the field we took our lap and stretch, by the time we finished that we all expect Fay to be there but they were so we went in to full field kick off. After we got a few reps in the enemy arrived. Fay was fairly small like us expect for 3 of there players who were all 6’3” 170 easily. Five minutes after Fay arrived the refs called captains. We lost the toss and they choice to receive so on marched our kick off team. We huddled up and stiga called a kick left which meant it was going to winters and I side. At this point all the nerves were gone, the crowd faded away it was just me and person down field. After teddy kick the ball of ryan and I sprinted down the field but the ball carrier ran to the right. I didn’t see much action until AliJah took it 30 yards to the house and on march our kick off team. We kicked it off again, same thing happened stiga called kick left and the runner returned it right! At this point I was getting upset, I want some action. After another four and out by Fay and a touch down by fenn we were on the field. I had a good feeling before running on the field like I knew something was gonna happen. Stiga called kick left and we where off. Teddy kicked it down field I saw it was drifting to the left, my side! I saw an opening and I took it. I squeezed through to blockers and saw the ball carrier and one more blocker. I ran to the left more to get a better angle and lowered my shoulder for the hit... not gonna lie I kinda missed BUT I grab his jersey and stop him dead in his tracks then i grab his legs and twisted causing him to fall. I had finally done it something I had thought was previously impossible... making a tackle in a really football game. As Neil Armstrong said “That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." This just goes to show how you can work hard for years and not expect it to pay off but it almost always does.

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