Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014
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It’s the time of year again when summer ends and school begins, along with a heritage that has been played for many years. American high school football has kicked off for the 2014-2015 season.

August 22, 2014, at Loris High School, the St. James Sharks fell to a 27-7 loss to the Lions on Friday night after a long and demanding game on the gridiron.

Senior Bradley Mewhorter said, “Focusing on the objective was difficult because the defense was on the field most of the game, and things didn’t always go our way.”

Head football coach Robbie Brown took blame for the game that night and ensured the team to be ready for a great practice the following week.

Adversity: a difficult situation or condition. Adversity is the word the football team heard many times that night from Coach Brown.

After the game, Coach Brown said, “I told you we would face adversity and now it’s time to overcome it.”

Senior Alan Crum said, “Adversity is overcoming great obstacles,” which is what the Sharks football team agreed to do the following week of the Loris game. “We just were not ready for Friday night’s game.”

You could feel it in presence of the football team that night after our first loss that we were disappointed in our performance as a team, and we expected more of ourselves.

As a St. James football player, I can tell you that Coach Brown is a man of his word. And the Sharks football team came ready that following week to turn adversity into motivation to be different then the past football teams.

As world famous engineer Lee Iacocca said, “In times of great stress and adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”

8 comments:

  1. I hope our team does good this year, Coach Brown should give us an advantage.

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  2. Adversity is hard to overcome. Hope the team does well this year.

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  3. It'll be interesting to see some changes this year. I'm hesitant to believe we can be a .500 team, but hopeful.

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  4. Great Article! Coach Brown is such a great coach and is encouraging his players!

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  5. Christopher DePaceAugust 29, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    I had Coach Brown last year, he's a good guy. Nicely written article.

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  6. Coach Brown is a great coach. Great article!

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  7. Great article! Good luck to the Sharks this season!

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  8. We need more spirit. The Sharks need our support.

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