We have been taught we are not supposed to play favorites, its damaging to everyone involved and can create an impossible environment to succeed. The ones that are not selected feel inferior and find it impossible to overcome the unfair expectations. Those that are selected as the “Favorite” can find it difficult to live up to those very same “expectations” and find that “heavy is the head that wears the crown.”
Fortunately for us, the Antelope Rams came in crowned as the favorite to win the 2A Salt Region and so the mantle rested on their shoulders.
Our defense did not allow them to ever feel comfortable or establish their position on the field. Tackles coming from the same crew of Eli Ravelo, Jackson Walter and Marko Vuletic, interceptions by Zach Jackson and Gage Lentz make it impossible to throw the ball but the game changing play came when Gage Lentz blew up an Antelope receiver forcing a fumble that Harris Lytle scooped up for an 83 yd fumble return for a Touchdown.
Each week we wait for an adjustment to take away the abilities of Zach Jackson but after a 6 catch, 117yd 1TD day, I dont know if their is an adjustment to be made. Marko Vuletic and Anthony Williams both also found the Endzone through the air and helped complete the victory.
Its hard to be the favorite, a lot is required to stay in the lime light.