Michael Salazar, a senior linebacker who has been playing on the team for three years, states that this year Stonewall will achieve the goal of winning Districts. He also claims that not only does he love the game, but “We are all really close like a family”.
Vincent Grant, a high-spirited player like the others, who’s positioned right guard, has high hopes for this season as he claims, “It will get better”. With much positively he too perceives his teammates like brothers. The love the players share is truly explainable
Chayce Chalmers, one of Stonewall’s scholars, currently positioned as a rover and free safety on defense, and a tight end on offense. He says that his favorite part about being on the team is “The bond formed since day one that carries all the way throughout the season.’’ He also mentions that the relationship between is ‘’Like a piece of stone used to build a bridge. We are not complete without each other. As a team, we know each other's weaknesses and strengths. We watch each other's backs and keep things moving’’.
Defensive end, with three years of experience on the team, Devon Smith also believes that the team shares a bond like no other. For the progression of the season he insists that if the team comes together and shows heart for the game, then overall the season will turn out to be successful.
Closing in with Khyree Alexander, a defensive back with two years on the team, agrees that the relationship between each player is considered one big family. In fact, one of his favorite parts about being on the team is the brotherly love. With hard work and dedication, Khyree Alexander is devoted to him and his team making it to playoffs.
Overall it is safe to say that winning isn't exactly everything. Commitment, support, and love are what’s important. Every day may not be a good day, but it is guaranteed that effort is shown despite negative feedback and losses of games. Whether the good games or the bad games, nothing can affect the attitude of our Stonewall Jackson football team.