My Perspective of Wildcat Football

By: Garrett Mock

It may seem like old news, but the Homer-Center Wildcats moved into the state championship game against the Jeannette Jayhawks. After beating Steelton-Highspire and Bishop Guilfoyle, the crazy ride came to an end with the most anticipated game of the season --- but it has been one of the best seasons in school history.

For me, it has been one of my favorite moments. Strapping on the pads, throwing the helmet on, and running onto the field is one of the best feelings in the world.

In the summer, running and hitting under the hot August sun, the idea of playing on a legendary team felt unreal. Each day, the worm of success worked in my brain, and I could just feel that we were destined to be great.

Playing alongside the all-time leading rusher for Homer-Center is also unreal. Hitting the four-hundred win marks in our school history is absolutely insane; never had I thought I would be changing history at our small but mighty school. It almost never fully sets in, because once we set one record, we set another one, so there is always some feeling of success.

Winning the District 6 championship was incredible; being the underdog is always the most fun. The underdog status lets us play Wildcat football, and unlike Steelton-Highspire or Bishop Guilfoyle, who had some pressure in being the “successor”, they had to try and keep us down, living up to expectations. We didn’t have those --- just our fans, and each other, on our backs.