Sports Man.

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Final Exam 1. There have been many different events in sports that have occurred during my lifetime that more than likely have changed my life, but I don’t want to tell you about things that other people may have done that may have caused that change. Instead, I want to tell you about my one of my top two all-time events that I personally participated in that changed my life. When I was in high school, I played football at Florence High school and I was the starting quarterback my junior and senior year. My senior year we had clinched second place in our region and we were going to host the first ever home playoff game at Florence High School, but before we could do that, we had our last regular season game against the undefeated and number one ranked in team 5A Russellville Golden Tigers. They also had the number two ranked fullback in the nation on their team. Now, we were 5-4 at the time and were looking to also be the first football team at Florence High School to have a winning record. I can remember that whole week of school hearing from students, teachers and even my own parents how we were more than likely going to get blasted out of our own stadium. It really pissed me off especially coming from the people that I thought would back us up and be on our side. When Friday finally came I read the newspaper and seen that we were picked to lose and, I can’t remember the score they predicted but I know it was at least by three touchdowns. I found it quite funny but I didn’t let it bother me. When it was game time I couldn’t think about anything but they negativity I had heard all week and how I wanted us to shut them up. To make a long story short, we came out pumped up and ready in all three phases of the game. It ended up coming down to a blocked PAT by Arsenial Ingram that helped seal the 14-13 we for us. Some called it an upset but not me. This changed my…...

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