Practice Day 2: Becoming a Super Team
The fastest, strongest, most skillful High School football players, west of the Mississippi, converge onto the field to fight as one in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl (USAAB) on Saturday, January 5th.
Today at practice, the Hulk like linebackers, the Iron Man like quarterbacks, and the Spiderman super senses of the wide receivers, came together. Although each one is worthy of the title "Superhero" in their own rights, these young men have come together, to join forces against the East team in the big game on Saturday. It is true that each player has been chosen as one of the best in the high school football arena. Each player comes humbly to share his gift in the hopes of winning the game.
After speaking with several of these superheroes it was obvious that this experience has changed their lives. San Antonio’s own Corey Robinson, a wide receiver of the West team, comments on how the best part of this experience is the company. Corey says; "Being with the best...is simply amazing and definitely best part.” Thomas Tyner from Oregon said; "The most memorable thing that I will take from this experiences is the experience itself. I have been here for one day and I have learned and laughed so much."
Today these individual superheroes became a team. Come check them out at the game on January 5, 2013 at the Alamodome.
Simone Jones, a student at Eisenhower Middle School, was awarded the honor of becoming the first ever All-American Student Reporter. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl partnered with Eisenhower Middle School to hold the contest, and San Antonio Sports Editor Burt Henry chose her essay out of 65 entries for its excellence in journalistic style writing. She will be reporting from the sidelines of various Bowl Week activities.
By: Simone Jones All-American Student Reporter