Essay on The Tunnel

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The Tunnel

My unforgettable senior football season was coming to a close. The whole team knew that this was the last game of football we would ever play together. After this game, it would never be the same. I had been waiting my whole life to experience what I was about to face in the next few hours.

To me, and to the rest of my hometown, high school football isn’t just a game; it is a lifelong passion. I grew up watching my role models play the same game I was about to play where the football-frenzied town of Mahnomen won four state championships in a row. Since the seventh grade, my team was expected to make it to the state play-offs our senior year, and now we were playing for the state tittle. We didn’t have anybody extremely
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The previous game went into overtime so our stay in the tunnel was a little longer than we had hoped. I stood looking around at the people who I had grown up with. This was when it all started to hit me. Coming from a small town, I knew everybody. Every guy their had his own part of himself put into this team. Every guy would remember this moment for the rest of his life.

Familiar noises sprang up from the crowd in that small tunnel. Our captains had their usual words of inspiration. A round of “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple, followed deathly screams and roars let the tunnel fill with energy. It was a moment of anxiousness, of wonder, and of overjoyed feelings. It is the greatest memory of high school I have. Not even the actual game or the awards ceremony following the game added up to that moment in the tunnel. You see, that moment taught me everything I ever needed to know about the word “Team”. Because of what I learned that moment, I will be able to see when teamwork is needed and how to pursue it. You might not think that this is such an important quality, but this connects with me every day of my life. You might also ask me, ”How did you learn all of that from a simple moment?” That’s because at that moment, I realized that what I have been doing all along couldn’t have been accomplished without somebody there beside me. From then on, I have made sure to follow the many rules of

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