Senior’s Last…Football Season


Chanel Metzler, Staff Reporter


High School moves so fast; most people don’t even notice that senior year will fly past them. The first steps onto the imposing  field as a freshman and the last steps off as time hits zero at the last home game; these are moments that a Titan won’t ever forget. Brad Pugh ’12 is blown away at the fact that his football time at Woods-Tower is coming to an end. His time with WWT football started his four long years ago  and began rather rough.

“I remember freshmen year getting yelled at because I was slow,” Brad said. However this did not affect Brad’s spirit; that year was the only year that he was on JV and not on Varsity.

From freshmen year to sophomore year Brad displayed impressive improvement. “Sophomore year Coach Eberhardt called me down to his room to tell me that I made varsity; I was so excited,” Brad commented. His work paid off and he was a sophomore playing with all the upper class men. Brad was one of four that got moved up to varsity as sophomores.

 With Brad’s last home game occurring on Friday, October 14th, playing for the last time on the Woods-Tower field was


bitter sweet for him. Football was such a big part of his life. “It was sad going into my last home game knowing that I wouldn’t be back next year,” Brad said.

Right before Brad took his final first steps on the field he focused on what would happen throughout his last game. He went over plays and helped hype the team up. “I am anxious before I run onto the field; it doesn’t matter how many times I have, the feeling is always the same,” Brad commented.

Being at the top of his game Brad loved playing with his team. “Despite our record, this year has been my favorite,” Brad claimed. He earned the honor of being a captain this year. Brad was proud that his coaches picked him to help lead his team with other captains.

For the past two years Woods-Tower and Lakeview have played a football game to raise money for cancer. This year was Brad’s favorite because he played a great game and was honoring his Aunt Peggy.

“The football team isn’t just a team; they are more of a family,” Brad said. During his four year Tower football career Brad has earned not just the respect of his coaches but his teammates. “He is one of the hardest workers on the team, and he makes practice fun,” John Drabik ’12 said. “We will all miss him very much.”