By Courtney Cummings
When celebrating the successes and accomplishments of the 2013 Tiger Shark football season, it might be easy to overlook the contributions of a key group of young men.
Young men that tolerated the smothering humidity and heat of August as well as the bitter cold winds of November and never played a single down in a game this season. These young men worked hard and provided essential support to every coach and player on the team.
Angel Padilla, a senior, who works with his fellow managers to set-up the field on game day, keep the team hydrated, and do any other job the coaches need, said that his most important job might just be keeping up with quarterback and kicker Drew Lacour’s kicking shoe.
“The best is when they announce my name at the games and walking out with the team during the pep rallies,” says Javion “String Bean” Jones, a manager since 2010.
He added that he also enjoys his job because he gets to be a part of the team, however, keeping up with the officials during the games can be challenging!
Javion also works with the girls’ basketball teams and the baseball team.
Fellow manager, Lance Duhan added, “Being a manager is fun.”
Lance’s words seem to sum up the feelings of the rest of the management crew which also includes brothers Chance and Jacob Pittman.