By Natalie Stephens
-Photo taken in G wing by Natalie Stephens-
“ Family isn't just blood and bone. It's the people who stood by you in the darkest of times, even though they didn't have to”- Unknown
In football, everyone has had a small battle or something they have had to overcome to get where they are. It could be something they're dealing with at home or at school, and many times people just assume that the players have it all good and that it’s easy, but that’s not always true.
People don’t know what they’ve been though to get where they are today, it’s the information hidden in the public eye or the information Behind closed doors. People hear what they want to hear and see what they want to see.
Here at Poston the head football coach Dain Thompson really shows how much he loves and cares for his team he made the point that it's always fun to see how groups come together like a family unit, Because of how much time they spend together and how much they grow together.
Curtis Alexander a junior said “Football is like a family because we pretty much do everything together, we work together, do stuff on the weekends together, and we do it as team.”
Out of season the football class focuses on weight training, speed training, agility work and they also invest some time on actual football but when doing theses things they work together, hold each other accountable and push each other to there limits to achieve greatness. Curtis said “We are the varsity football team for a reason, we lead by example’
Mr. Thompson said “I like to see the road people take and the challenges that they've met or overcome to get where they're at today “, “I like to see how kids grow throughout a season and how it’s not how you start off but how you finish”
He made the point that Freshman really change and evolve by the time they're seniors, kids you dont thing would necessarily be very good become all star players by their senior year, In football many students can say it’s helped them improve with many things other than playing the game.
Bevan Jimenez a senior at Poston says “ Football is a great way to learn to work with people you don't necessarily get along with outside of school or even work with, it teachers you a certain professionalism “
So behind closed doors you can see that football is a family and like a family they work together to better each other and improve each other not just physically but mentally; and like Mr Thompson said “ There is nothing like high school football”.