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Chance Taylor – Student Athlete Spotlight

Watching the clock counting down the time may not be heart pounding for the audience, but for the players it’s all or nothing. Chance Taylor, a freshman at Evans, is a running back on both JV and Varsity football teams. Chance has been playing football since he was eight years old. His job as a running back is to block for pass plays, distract the other team members, and get yards for the team. So far this season he has played twice. One of his fears as a football player is letting the team down as well as the fans.

The varsity team had a bit of a set back this season, and nobody has a clue why the Knights could not win. Some blamed the coaches, some blamed the players, but when asked the question, “What is the issue with the team?” Chance said that there are less seniors, the starters get hurt, and there is an abundance of injuries throughout the team. There are twenty- two starters on the varsity team, and the team practices from 3 to 6 Monday through Wednesday.  They do a walk through on Thursday and of course on Friday they have the big game. Many people say that the team should practice more than they already do, but Chance says, “There is only so much you can do”.