Shiloh High School 9th Grade Football Team Played…
It was a cool evening around 64 degrees in Snellville, GA as me and my daughters headed out to watch Mark Robinson Jr., #29 play in what could be the last game of the season. We had planned to attend a game all season long.. yet life took over. From Chorus concerts to homework, to simply just not being able to get out on a Thursday night. Yet tonight, missing the game was simply not an option.
We arrived late.. with only 4 minutes left in the second quarter. The score was 0 to 0. See the week before Shiloh whipped up on their opponents, the South Gwinnett Comets a TRUE rivalry it’s said. And they started the playoff season playing them all over again.
Shiloh Generals Refused To Give An Inch…
Once they hit half time the score was still 0-0. The Shiloh Generals were holding their ground.. so everyone went into their locker rooms for Half Time, as we enjoyed the Cheerleaders.
I was a Cheerleader in High School as a Freshman and a Sophomore.. and let me just say.. nothing has changed.. except one vital thing.. I know a WHOLE LOT MORE!! LOL
They even shouted a cheer that we said back when I was cheer!
One we are the Generals, Two a little bit louder, Three I still can’t hear you MORE MORE MORE MORE ONE!!!!
Had me sitting there reminiscing of the good ole days.. when there was not a worry in the world.. All I had to do was get great grades, keep up with the practicing my toe touches and smile my way through every chick that wanted my place of popularity.. Talk about having it good. Yet the main part that was the best was not having a worry in the world… lol…
The energy in the stadium was up beat.. yet then it happened.. That moment when you wonder if maybe you should have attended a different game.. as you want to see a VICTORY!
Shiloh Generals Throw An Interception And The Dominoes Started To Fall…
I tell you it got messy. I mean all of a sudden I’m wondering where’s the Shiloh Book.. you know the Playbook! Anyone that knows me.. knows I’m serious about that playbook. The scene was like something out of a Friday Night Lights type of movie. Young minds that don’t really understand the meaning of loss.. or giving up. Haven’t had too many thing happen yet that require that kind of experience to knock them down yet. It’s that moment when the sun set and the temp drops. Thank God I knew how to come prepared so we had a blanket of course..
Every starts to go in slow motion as the refs start to lose their minds.. it honestly appeared like South Gwinnet had made a few deposits into their bank accounts prior to the game.. Now I’m not saying South Gwinnett wasn’t ready.. I’m just saying the refs were trippin.
I look at Mark’s mom and I said, “South Gwinnet watched some tape this week.. and had to run after that loss last week”
It showed.. as they scored and then went for the two point conversion.. which you know takes heart.. it’s almost like a smack in the face.. especially since they GOT IT!!
Then they scored again..
I was getting kind of frustrated with the Shiloh Generals coach as he seemed to not understand the meaning of “Substitute”. I mean it seemed like the only way player got out was to play hurt.. as everyone who was down.. walked off the field just fine.. smile.
The boys were tired.. and the bench was full of refreshed ready to play Generals.. Now on the other side of the field the Comet’s coach was trading out players every other play.. keeping the team fresh and alert.. ready to go. Yes.. it matters.. and the score showed it!
I can’t even tell you the score.. at the end.. I was stuck.. all I could see across the Shiloh Generals field was this sign. It brought everything home. Regardless of rather it’s a victory or a defeat we must…
So The Shiloh Generals 9th grade football team lost their playoff game and so the season is over for them.. yet regardless they are victorious. See I know from Mark that he busted his butt to make that team and worked hard at every practice. Next year is nothing but opportunity! When he will have another moment to enjoy those moments when all you have is time and inches between you and Victory!
Now what does Shiloh have to do with YOU?
How many times have you lost? How did you respond? You do realize that every loss leads you closer to a victory. Especially when you can understand that there is nothing but time and inches between you and success.. NOT yards, NOT miles… just inches.
Never give up.. WIN THE DAY!!
That is what my squad does everyday.. WE WIN THE DAY!! A victory for me might look like a failure to you.. and I really don’t care. And that is the approach you should have in life as well.. Every time you decide you are not going to just TRY.. you are going to be the Victor that you were created deep down to become.
Well.. it was a great game.. I waited all day to write this post.. as I knew the energy at a 9th grade High School Game would motivate me beyond words!
When you’re finally tired of barely seeing success.. or simply do not know where to start to even get there.. just Click Here and join my Squad.. we will show you how it’s done quick.. now how fast you take hold of what we teach is all up to you! See Shiloh movie will continue as they will be back.. no doubts about it.. and so will Mark.. so what do you plan on doing.. I have the playbook.. and I’m willing to share it.. just don’t tell anyone.. (wink)
Stay tuned for more on the Shiloh Generals, as Mark still has 3 more years of Football left in him!