Editor’s note: He’s not just a kid from Graham. Graham-Kapowsin offensive lineman Foster Sarell is considered the top-ranked offensive line recruit in the country by multiple scouting services, and he’ll use The News Tribune to journal his final summer in high school.
Last year around this time my life as a junior football player was not going as expected.
I suffered from a knee injury that sidelined me from my opportunity to Get Open (participate in The Opening in Eugene, Oregon) and to compete for some parts of spring ball. In addition, I received a gash in my head because a flying defender hit me on my head after my helmet was just ripped off.
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So, yeah, I guess it’s appropriate to say last year during this time it was a bit of a struggle. But looking back and seeing where I am now, it just shows how trials and tribulations can turn into triumphs and victories. This year I made it through spring ball 100 percent healthy and fulfilled a dream of mine, which is to go to The Opening.
God has truly blessed me with wonderful opportunities to help build my character and to help me understand that sometimes His plans aren’t always a perfect straight line and sometimes you have to hang tough and fight for what you want in life.
My summer plans are to workout, go golfing as much as I can, spend time with my family (my sister is home from Oregon State), and hang with my friends. The biggest thing I have coming up is The Opening, which is July 7-10. Hopefully I have good things to say about how I did!
Until next time...