Football: More than just a game


Chad Van Laanen

Will Van Laanen, at football practice with his coach, last fall.

“I love football. I don’t only play because it’s fun, I play because I want to be the best and I believe that football is a way that I can prove that to everyone. To me, it’s much more than just a sport, it’s the reason why I work hard every day; so I can prove that if you work hard, you can achieve anything in life no matter the obstacles in your way. It is influential to my life because every choice I make, every game I play, is to prepare me for later in life. Football is more than just a game, it is the path of life in disguise.”- Will Van Laanen, freshman