It was fourth and goal…
Jacoby Howard was the star quarterback, and I was the middle linebacker who was going to stop him from scoring. I glanced up at the scoreboard; it read :03; 21-17. Jacoby had to go through me to win the game. My teeth clenched as I crouched, ready to surge forward.
As soon as the center moved the ball, I blitzed. I stayed low and dropped my shoulder pads just in time to meet Jacoby at the goal line. We connected with a loud thud on impact.
Time stood still. Everything came down to this play.
Two superstars, undefeated teams, and a developing rivalry go head-to-head in the last game of the season. Who will bring home the bragging rights?
Life Lessons Taught In Book:
Perseverance, Effort, Faith over Fear
|Ages:||7 - 14|
|Grades:||3 - 8|
|Dimensions:||5.25 x 7.5|
Mr. Walker has been in education for the past 20-years serving as a fifth-grade teacher, elementary principal, I.S.D Assistant Principal and currently a C.T.E. Director/ Principal.
Lane worked his way through college working as a news and sports reporter for a newspaper. From there, he combined his love for writing and the outdoors. For the past ten years, he has been an outdoor writer and has published over 250 articles professionally. He writes for several outdoor magazines including Woods-n-Water News and Michigan Outdoor News. Walker travels speaking at churches, schools and various outdoor events. He serves on an exemplary principal board at Saginaw Valley State University.
Lane's true passion in life is being a dad. He has four children: three girls and a son that he dedicates his life to.