"Green, green. GO!"
I knew what was next would send a chill down my body. I was about to get the hand off.
This was 7th grade, and the first game of the season. This was only my second year playing football and i was more nervous than ever before. I was suppose to be a back up, but when they finally put me in for a run play, i knew i had to stand out.
What happened next changed my life. I got the hand off and got some good blocking and got a 60 yard touchdown! From that point on i started on B for the next 3 games getting a touchdown all 3. Due to the success i had on B team and the lack of running back performance on A, i got moved up.
This summer i attended the APEC which is a workout camp in Tyler, Texas. I also attended a Under Armour football camp, and quarter back ranch this summer. Although i gained almost 20 pounds and lost alot of speed, and therefor got moved down to B team to play QB the last two games of the season.
Football has had its ups and downs. This summer i hope to stay in shape, and attend the LSU football camp to get better at football. Although it is something i probably wont have a future in. It's one of the only things that interest me and i like coming together with my friends as a team.
I think the vignettes i wrote reflect me because its my own. I have my own voice in the vignettes, and express my opinion. I wrote what i fell was most important in my life. My name is what i was born with, and what i am stuck with for the rest of my life. School is a part of every kids life. Although, middle school really changed me, and made me stop being timid. I expressed myself more and talked more. Football i also something i believe is a big part of me. I watch almost every game, always having ESPN, NFL network and Good morning football. I believe football is a big part of me and my life. "The coming of age". I think this means how did you mature. I believe I matured because i grew to think of myself as an actual person, and not someone who just keeps quite.
I don't really think i connected to Esperanza because i act a lot before i speak, and i am not quite like she is. She is very sensitive, she moves a lot, and has a really big family. My family is sorta big, 5 people, I've moved once, and i'm not as sensitive. Although, i did enjoy the book. I liked the vocabulary she used and how she showed her emotion, and how she just made everything sound so emotional and made it flow together. I liked how the book has the little short stories, to change the subject and add more interest to the book. I also liked reading how she dealt with the problems. I also enjoyed reading because it had some action parts, where they where getting chased,and running. Overall the book was really interesting to me.