Team of Brothers
A common story of the blood, sweat, and tears comeback of a football team can well describe the Dixon Rams. A o-6 record before a win had a good amount of the community doubting, people were turning their backs on the football team. Coaches were being bombarded with degrading comments of how they could let the team lose so many games. As Homecoming approached us, players gathered around and spoke their minds, letting each player know this game is played for us. We were a band of brothers until the end, which meant that we had to block out everything that wasn’t football related. Thats what we did, and we came out with a victory over West Campus.
“You decide your future,” is what our coach Wes Besseghini always preached to us. That quote is locked in our heads as well as our other feelings and emotions that are shared in the locker room before a game. Before we step onto the field, we get fired up and adrenaline rushed. We all look into each others eyes and know we are going to leave everything out on the field.
With only three games remaining after our first league win, the football team knew we had to go all out, and win these last games to grasp the G.E.L. title and bring it home to Dixon High. With the important games that were approaching, predictions were made by a website that Dixon would lose every game in league.
Well, with this news getting our attention, it basically sparked an attitude that helped motivate us in our future wins over the “top” teams in our league. Mesa Verde was sitting on its throne as they were undefeated, and we knew we had to knock them off. Thats what we did and we prevailed to a (3-1) record in league. The best feeling was that we shut them out by not letting them score one single touchdown.
Now in a straight tie for first place, we all knew we had to win this game against the top ranked team in our league, Capital Christian. As a senior this year, my fellow teammates felt the same emotions as I did. We all knew that we had to win this first place title for our city of Dixon. Some of us have been playing together ever since the sandlot days on the Pee-Wee football field. Before the game, the locker room was silent, and we all knew this was the last time some of us would ever play the game of football again. It was Senior Night so that made the stakes higher for the juniors to give their brothers a championship win. Dixon ended up on top and we won the game 22-6, making us the G.E.L. champions.
Nothing in the world can make those memories go away. With a lot of people doubting us, we contradicted them and brought home a title/championship to Dixon High. We played for us and nobody else, and our bond grew even bigger. We now know that as long as you believe in yourself, a comeback can happen and surprise the skeptics.