Project six revision with post write

Zachary Mello
Professor Tinberg
Project 6
12/6/15
Big business corporations have throughout time pushed many new forms of technology onto the forefront. However a new trend needs to begin, and it will help if we have the help of the most powerful members of society. This leads to a new upcoming trend. This is with big business campaign for green energy the cause will be pushed further into the public eye at a much faster pace.
Green energy was a topic that for a long time had been widely overlooked. To many people it was there, but not something that raised an eyebrow. This got the researchers minds going, and what they concluded is maybe big business could start a trend to get people interested in what was supposed to be new and exciting. Thus 2015, March third to be exact, “Apple invests 850 million into solar energy.” (Scarlett, par. 1) this was the start of a ripple effect of investment into green energy, just by one business taking a step in the right direction. A little while before this trend began to move more into the public eye, it began with a scholarly article that was published based on this topic. What had been in this article raised my awareness heavily, while it wasn’t the typical dry cut article about solar energy or wind farms it was about a multimillion dollar corporation in India that had been investing heavily without the public eye knowing much of anything about it. Acts like this are the ones that set companies away from ones that just suck up all the energy, and pollute the world around them.
Why big business though? The answer is more simple than early math. The corporations use up the most energy out of all others by a long shot. However that being the truth it’s not simple for them totally buy into green energy. While many think that these companies have the money to do so the fact of the matter is that some eight hundred fifty million is not cheap, and is not something that all the companies have to spare. With Apple making the move though there was more businesses to follow in their footsteps companies like Google, Walmart, and Starbucks were to follow shortly after taking what is coined the RE100 pledge, this means that the companies pledge to have 100% green energy running their businesses within a set time constraint.
Investments show returns that are more eye raising than originally thought. See while companies were investing astronomical amounts of their cold hard cash they were weary of what it might bring back. “Research shows that the most ambitious companies have seen a 27 percent return on their low carbon investments,” (Kenber, par. 3) this is huge especially to edge companies to move forward with the deal. Most investments see close to a 15 percent return, when companies are looking for the golden number which is 30 percent. Therefore meeting the 27 percent mark is huge because they promised a return that can match a decent amount of what they put in, the number however may grow or shrink, with the market the way it is there is no way to truly tell what will happen. The climate week article brings up an amazing point in stating, “Part of the goal of the RE100 initiative, though, is not just to change behavior for the companies involved, but also to draw attention to companies that are committed to renewable energy.” (Kenber, par. 6) The point that was being stressed was right in the article. It was to state that the companies were not doing it for themselves they were doing it to draw attention to renewable energy, and with 36 large corporations on board already the sky does not seem to be the limit for the RE100 program moving forward.
Now what does this mean for the country one may ask, the answer is simple, the richest one percent control most of everything for the country, and even on a global stand point. This however is not meant to be biased in any way shape or form, it is simply meant to bring it out to the public eye that it absolutely one hundred percent does not have to be this way at all. What if the other ninety nine percent of this country, or even the world took a turn and put their little bit towards green energy. It is seen everywhere most recently too. The middle class working families are starting to have little windmills, and solar panels on their houses, even switching to the all go green program that national grid puts out there. Those little steps will move the average upper lower and middle class people into the right direction, one that will make this earth a better place in more ways than just throwing their cardboards and plastics into a recycle bin.
Therefore the trend of big business getting the word out there about green energy seems to be a research backed and prominent one. The feeling that over 36 corporations with stores, and locations worldwide campaigning for green energy is one that keeps the mind at ease. Seeing that one day, earth might be running on globally sustainable energy.

Works Cited

Kenber, Mark. “9 Massive US Companies Pledge To Go 100% Renewable.” ThinkProgress RSS. Climate Weekly, 23 Sept. 2015. Web. 07 Dec. 2015. <http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/09/23/3704565/more-big-businesses-pledge-100-percent-renewable/>.
Lynn, Scarllett. “Big Business Invests Big in Green Energy. When Will the Government?” The Christian Science Monitor. The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Mar. 2015. Web. 07 Dec. 2015.

Did this assignment remind you of any writing that you’ve done previously? Please describe that work.
It reminded me of many of the research papers I wrote in high school just with a little more moving parts with the annotated bib being present.
What was new about this assignment? Please be precise.
There was not any real curveball about this assignment it was all something I was very familiar I the past with making it relatively simplistic to draw up.
What kinds of knowledge/writing skills did you draw on to produce this draft? For example, did you use what you’d been taught about setting up a thesis paragraph? Or did you use what you’d been told about transitions?
I used the same types of things I was taught to use in high school areas like developing the thesis initially in the opening paragraph and sticking to it throughout the essay trying not to stray off topic. However there were still areas that I struggled with like transitions and grammar.
When drafting, what choices did you make? Please explain.
I stuck with my research paths trying not to make what I was researching to broad. However I found it hard at points due to the fact that the research paths weren’t very to the point. To me the topic is new and requires far more research to really get a complete grasp.
What questions do you have for readers about the piece?
How was the sentence structure transitions? How was the actual content as a whole?

Project six first draft

Zachary Mello
Professor Tinberg
Project 6
12/6/15
Big business corporations have throughout time pushed many new forms of technology onto the forefront. However a new trend needs to begin, and it will help if we have the help of the most powerful members of society. This leads to a new upcoming trend. This is with big business campaign for green energy the cause will be pushed further into the public eye at a much faster pace.
Green energy was a topic that for a long time had been widely overlooked. To many people it was there, but not something that raised an eyebrow. This got the researchers minds going, and what they concluded is maybe big business could start a trend to get people interested in what was supposed to be new and exciting. Thus 2015, March third to be exact, “Apple invests 850 million into solar energy.” (Scarlett, par. 1) this was the start of a ripple effect of investment into green energy, just by one business taking a step in the right direction. A little while before this trend began to move more into the public eye, it began with a scholarly article that was published based on this topic. What had been in this article raised my awareness heavily, while it wasn’t the typical dry cut article about solar energy or wind farms it was about a multimillion dollar corporation in India that had been investing heavily without the public eye knowing much of anything about it. Acts like this are the ones that set companies away from ones that just suck up all the energy, and pollute the world around them.
Why big business though? The answer is more simple than early math. The corporations use up the most energy out of all others by a long shot. However that being the truth it’s not simple for them totally buy into green energy. While many think that these companies have the money to do so the fact of the matter is that some eight hundred fifty million is not cheap, and is not something that all the companies have to spare. With Apple making the move though there was more businesses to follow in their footsteps companies like Google, Walmart, and Starbucks were to follow shortly after taking what is coined the RE100 pledge, this means that the companies pledge to have 100% green energy running their businesses within a set time constraint.
Investments show returns that are more eye raising than originally thought. See while companies were investing astronomical amounts of their cold hard cash they were weary of what it might bring back. “Research shows that the most ambitious companies have seen a 27 percent return on their low carbon investments,” (Kenber, par. 3) this is huge especially to edge companies to move forward with the deal. Most investments see close to a 15 percent return, when companies are looking for the golden number which is 30 percent. Therefore meeting the 27 percent mark is huge because they promised a return that can match a decent amount of what they put in, the number however may grow or shrink, with the market the way it is there is no way to truly tell what will happen. The climate week article brings up an amazing point in stating, “Part of the goal of the RE100 initiative, though, is not just to change behavior for the companies involved, but also to draw attention to companies that are committed to renewable energy.” (Kenber, par. 6) The point that was being stressed was right in the article. It was to state that the companies were not doing it for themselves they were doing it to draw attention to renewable energy, and with 36 large corporations on board already the sky does not seem to be the limit for the RE100 program moving forward.
Therefore the trend of big business getting the word out there about green energy seems to be a research backed and prominent one. The feeling that over 36 corporations with stores, and locations worldwide campaigning for green energy is one that keeps the mind at ease. Seeing that one day, earth might be running on globally sustainable energy.

Works Cited

Kenber, Mark. “9 Massive US Companies Pledge To Go 100% Renewable.” ThinkProgress RSS. Climate Weekly, 23 Sept. 2015. Web. 07 Dec. 2015. <http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/09/23/3704565/more-big-businesses-pledge-100-percent-renewable/>.
Lynn, Scarllett. “Big Business Invests Big in Green Energy. When Will the Government?” The Christian Science Monitor. The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Mar. 2015. Web. 07 Dec. 2015.

project 5 first draft

Zachary Mello
Professor Tinberg
Project 5 Scholarly Annotation
11/22/15

Hart, Stuart. Tata Ratan. “Why Making Money Is Not Enough” MIT Sloan June 2013: 42-54. Print.

In this article, there was a different outlook on how business should be based nowadays. Business which always poses an interest to most people, because most of everyone loves money, whether it’s the thought of it or having it. Well scratch that thought, as a consumer the title is attractive, a thought of an article maybe to be about the fact that most people don’t make enough money to live, but however that is not the point, not even nearly. The article begins briskly with talk of big business, and what companies need to become successful, when this is talked about though there is nothing about money brought up, instead the talk focusses primarily on the fact that companies need more than clones of people hot and ready to make money. Business needs diversity, which means that all workers are hired based on the fact that they each have a different set of unique skills that the company as a whole needs to better itself. Then the article makes a twist shying from the big business, to over population. This was touched upon due to the fact that it is believed that big business should be directed away from the scheme of raking in money to a new forefront. This forefront needs to be one that benefits the planet, which is believed to be at its population limit. The importance of this article becomes insurmountable based on that fact. It’s different, and while being that it draws the reader’s attention to a cause that has been lying dormant for a long time.
To begin with author Stuart Hart is the chair of sustainable global enterprise at Cornell University, which is a group that focuses on none other than sustainable energy, which makes the portions of this article that stress statistics and the importance of global change credible, while also adding a touch to the argument for the change of big business. While also handling the statistical points Hart presents arguments in the areas that could be changed to make big business able to mold to this cause, arguing the fact that they have some of the biggest influence on the people. Changing pace in the article was author Ratan Tata whom was the former chairman of the Tata group, which this article exemplifies. His input is important because he molded a multi-million dollar business that is not based on the exploitation of the money they make. The money that the company makes is put elsewhere to higher cause. Tata ran his company on the fact that they could make change in the business world that is positive ecologically. Both authors add credibility to compliment on the tribulations they have had in making business different, and ecologically beneficial.

Post Write:

Did this assignment remind you of any writing that you’ve done previously?
This assignment in fact does, it reminds me exactly of the 15 source annotated bibliography I wrote for my criminal justice class, and however one source is definitely a lot easier to digest composing then 15
What was new about this assignment?
There was nothing really new about this assignment, it was actually a nice change of pace for me
What kinds of knowledge/writing skills did you draw on to produce this draft?
Well annotated bibs are not for everyone, but I just used my general knowledge for composing one, being thorough when citing all the way through to the summarization and credibility paragraphs.
When drafting, what choices did you make?
Choices were distinguishing what article to write about, whether I thought it was interesting or not. While drafting it was more or less the bits of information to be used in the summary, what should be left out, and what should be in the credibility paragraph versus the summary.
What questions do you have for readers about the piece?
Was the citation understandable and correct, and how was the summary and credibility paragraphs, thorough enough? Or lacking in some areas, if so what areas were strong, and which were lacking?

Project 4 first draft

Zachary Mello
English 101
Professor Tinberg
11/8/15
Something new with extreme use is on the market, a drug that can literally bring someone back to life, but is it a blessing or a new demon altogether. This is a drug now being forced for the police and medical teams to carry, a drug called narcan, this drug is designed to do amazing things, and hopefully it will. However is it fair to put in the hands of the police officers, forcing them to do something that the job should not really require?
In a small town known as Swansea, the polices union have something to say about the drug; while being heavily spoken on the subject the union believes that they should not be forced to carry a drug with such power. The talk is real, and while it will be sometime before the drug hits the desks of police officers and emt’s the outrage is growing more and more. To many it is believed that qualification should be required to carry this drug. Something with such power should take a little more training then an epipen like packaged syringe with some instructions on it. Now along with the general disgust of the drug that most share there is also a serious problem with it being around.
Narcan is a drug that is designed to bring people back from an overdose. The way it works is a lot like an adrenaline shot. The person is observed and the police officer has to make the judgment of whether or not the drug needs to be administered. This is where the problem arises. See the police do not want this form of responsibility, it poses a real problem for them. The person could die, or it could give the junky they are trying to bring back a million more reasons to not worry about the effects of doing drugs and the consequences of overdosing all the time. Making the question not only should police be administered to carry it, but is this supposed “miracle drug something of real worth.
So the Swansea police union goes on and on about the subject arguing about it the past three union meetings they have had. The resolution came near the end of the meeting, and the union got there way as usual. Now as far as the administer of the drug it’s only a matter of time, but the town has been trying to find a loophole in the system; they are holding off until the police officers have to be trained to use the drug, and that is if the drug is administered for the police to carry. The union wants no part of being untrained to carry the drug.
The resolution came in the form of the simple argument of not wanting the responsibility of being untrained while carrying a drug with the power it has, which is a viable argument on their part. However the drug is going to be given to police which brings a whole new time argument of does anyone and everyone who needs the drug get it? This has yet to bring an answer, however the belief is that it will be made an insurance thing costing tons of money, but only time will tell.

Teddy Banks Second Draft (Revision)

Zachary Mello
Professor Tinberg
English 101
10/18/15
A man who never took the word freedom for granted, a true inspiration to many, and a hero to all. A man who has always been an interest to many as well as a good friend. He who goes by the name of Gunnery Sergeant Teddy Banks of the United States Marine Corp. Banks is a friend of my father who has always been an interest to me because he holds so much knowledge and amazing firsthand accounts to talk about. Fighting two wars he is a Purple Heart veteran that lives to tell his tale.
True Grit a phrase that describes Gunnery Sargent Banks; kicking of his career in The Vietnam War at the young age of 18, it never stopped. Banks received his Purple Heart in this war also, and for anyone who doesn’t know what a Purple Heart is, it is when a soldier is wounded in action sometimes surviving and other times not. Banks received the Purple Heart from a grenade rigged trap that sent shrapnel through the left side of his body taking him out of action, but not for long. See many of those who receive a purple heart want to be out of action, and most take the honorable discharge, but not Banks. All Banks wanted was to go back stating that, “I just felt no purpose on state soil, and I wanted to be back in action beside the men I call my brothers.” “Marines have a different outlook on the war, not knocking any other branch, but marines were ready to kill and eager to do so, this wasn’t the case with other branches.” After moving on from the subject of what happened the question arose of well why did he want to go back to fight another war, the answer quite strait forward making it seem even a bit comical was, “I had nothing better to do. Was I to sit home and watch my friends go off and fight, or join them and do what I love standing by their side.” Banks didn’t need or want to know anything else besides the marines at the young age he was, and most certainly was never even thinking about giving up on the fight.
More interesting than the why was what his actual experience was oversees, what he carries with him to now. Like the flashbacks that have always been talked about whether those are myth or reality, the answer is chilling. “I remember when it used to rain in the jungle… the sounds of the footsteps of the Vietcong in the mud… to this day I still double take back, if someone ever snuck up on me I never would of know what I would have done, maybe jumped and lashed out at them, its things like that.” Also reminiscing on when I was younger stating that, “Me and your father used to stand by the sand box watching you and your sisters play thinking of the nights that we spent in the trenches in sand storms waiting for an enemy tank to roll through” a lot of things like that are what he remembered in detail other things like skirmishes and how the movie we were soldiers with Mel Gibson is actually a real depiction of what the fighting was truly like. With all this being said it’s tough to believe that this man wanted to fight two wars.
Individuals like Sergeant Banks are those that as a person want to model after. Fearless, a giant heart, and an in dominatable will to fight is something everyone wishes that they could withhold. Hey maybe the world would be a better place if there were more people like him.
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Teddy Banks

Zachary Mello
Professor Tinberg
English 101
10/18/15
A man who never took the word freedom for granted, a true inspiration to many, and a hero to all. A man who has always been an interest to many as well as a good friend. He who goes by the name of Gunnery Sergeant Teddy Banks of the United States Marine Corp. Banks is a friend of my father who has always been an interest to me to me because he holds so much knowledge with amazing true accounts to talk about. Fighting two wars he is a Purple Heart veteran that lives to tell his tale.
True Grit a phrase that describes gunny Banks, kicking of his career in Vietnam War at the young age of 18, it never stopped. Banks received his Purple Heart in this war also, and for anyone who doesn’t know what a Purple Heart is, it is when a soldier is wounded in action sometimes surviving and other times not. Banks received the Purple Heart from a grenade rigged trap that sent shrapnel through the left side of his body taking him out of action, but not for long. See many of those who receive a purple heart want to be out of action, and most take the honorable discharge, but not Banks. All Banks wanted was to go back stating that, “I just felt no purpose on state soil, and I wanted to be back in action beside the men I call my brothers.” “Marines have a different outlook on the war, not knocking any other branch, but marines were ready to kill and eager to do so, this wasn’t the case with other branches.” After moving on from the subject of what happened the question arose of well why did he want to go back even to fight another war, the answer being quite strait forward making it seem comical was, “I had nothing better to do. Was I to sit home and watch my friends go off and fight, or join them and do what I love standing by their side.” Banks didn’t need or want to know anything else besides the marines at the young age he was, and most certainly was never even thinking about giving up on the fight.
More interesting than the why was what his actual experience was oversees, what he carries with him to now. Like the flashbacks that have always been talked about whether those are myth or reality, the answer is chilling. “I remember when it used to rain in the jungle… the sounds of the footsteps of the Vietcong in the mud… to this day I still double take back, if someone ever snuck up on me I never would of know what I would have done, maybe jumped and lashed out at them, its things like that.” Also reminiscing on when I was younger stating that, “Me and your father used to stand by the sand box watching you and your sisters play thinking of the nights that we spent in the trenches in sand storms waiting for an enemy tank to roll through” a lot of things like that are what he remembered in detail other things like skirmishes and how the movie we were soldiers with Mel Gibson is actually a real depiction of what the fighting was truly like. With all this being said it’s tough to believe that this man wanted to fight two wars.
Individuals like Sergeant Banks are those that as a person want to model after. Fearless, a giant heart, and an in dominatable will to fight is something everyone wishes that they could withhold. Hey maybe the world would be a better place if there were more people like him.

Post 2 Revision

Zachary Mello
English 101
Professor Tinberg
10/4/15
Umass Boston
Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.
In society there is always changes, sometimes good, sometimes bad, but it seems up until recently the changes in society have been nothing but negative. This may seem like a bold statement, but it is nothing but the truth. Although there may be many negative changes one has seemingly been sticking out like a sore thumb as of now. Many say differently some say the same, but the way people view police officers now is in a complete and utter negative way. One might be able to argue differently, and those people will; all it takes is a look on social media or in the news and the answer becomes clear.
For a long time police were members of society that people really liked, didn’t feel uncomfortable with them around or any of that. However this subject has done a complete three sixty. This isn’t a result of the police or the people, it’s the result of bad publicity and some individuals being questionable to whether or not they should be able to be law enforcement officials. The answer to that statement is no absolutely not. Some of the individuals in which are the ones who have been shown on news and social media are those who take the job to an extreme that never had to be reached in the first place. This extreme is what is making the people question whether or not the people they are looking towards for protection are out to help or harm them. The public is leaning more toward at this time is the police that they would like to think of as notable members of society are questionable.
The subject of police and the public has become nothing but dismayed. It hits at home hard because the police officers in my family are good, hard working citizens that do nothing but get up go to work and be fair to the people, while risking their own lives on a day to day basis. So when social media and the news bad mouth police officers and how they are more harm than anything, or are disruptive and over forceful, it hits right at home because that is only a select few of them not all of them. Those are the ones who should be forced to resign or have their cases looked into as a normal court case would be looked at. The thing is the ones giving the bad name need to go before society loses hope in the authorities and turns on them as a whole; if and when this happens it is going to be a mess for everybody instead of a select few.
Therefore something needs to be done and quickly before the good and the bad become one. Whether its incarceration or forced resignment there is a right thing to do and its waiting for someone to take action.

new hope for society

Zachary Mello
English 101
Professor Tinberg
10/4/15
Umass Boston
Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.
In society there is always changes, sometimes good, sometimes bad, but it seems up until recently the changes in society have been nothing but negative. This may seem like a bold statement, but it is completely nothing but the truth. Although there may be many negative changes one was has seemingly been ticking out like a sore thumb as of now. Many may say differently some may say the same, but the way people view police officers now is in a complete and utter negative way. One might be able to argue differently, and those people will; all it takes is a look on social media or in the news and the answer becomes clear.
For a long time police were members of society the people really liked, didn’t feel uncomfortable with them around or any of that. However this subject has done a complete three sixty. This isn’t a result of the police or the people, it’s the result of bad publicity and some individuals being questionable to whether or not they should be able to be law enforcement officials. The answer is no absolutely not. Some of the individuals in which are the ones who have been shown on news and social media are those who take the job to an extreme that never had to be reached in the first place. This extreme is what is making the people question whether or not the people they are looking towards for protection are out to help or harm them. What the public is leaning more toward at this time and place I harm them.
The subject of police and the public has become nothing but dismayed. It hits at home very hard because the police officers in my family are good hard working citizens that do nothing but get up go to work and be fair to the people risking their own lives on a day to day basis. So when social media and the news bad mouth police officers and how they ae more harm than anything, or are disruptive and over forceful it hits right at home because that is only a select few of them not all of them. Those are the ones who should be forced to resign or have their cases looked into as a normal court case would be looked at. The thing is the ones giving the bad name need to go before society loses hope on the authorities and turns on them as a whole, and if and when this happens it is going to be a mess for everybody instead of a select few.
Therefore something needs to be done and quickly before the good and the bad become one. Whether it’s incarceration or forced resignment there is a right thing to do and its waiting for someone to take action.

second draft my belief

Zachary Mello
English 101: College Writing
Howard Tinberg
9/27/15
The beginning of eighth grade year dawned the day for a new exciting experience. This experience would come to be the integration of a promising new coach into a badly hurt high school football program. The job would become his to integrate and prep an eighth grade/ freshman program that would in turn help the varsity program in the long run. The task would not be easy, but as a member of the Swansea community that was highly respected, and being my father he had my full backing.
The season began on what was one of the worst weeks of the sunny summer. Rain all 5 days made practice nothing but misery, especially because it was time to shake off all the summer laziness. Equipment was soggy and heavy, feet aching from being in soggy cleats all week, one would think that everyone was at their breaking point. However it became hard to give up hope, because the man leading us had so much hope for us. As a team we pulled through the first two torturous weeks and were on our way to the first football game against the dreaded nauset regional.
Fear was beginning to set in, all day in school, the days that games were on seemed to go by so fast. Soon enough I was lacing my cleats on my way down to the field for pregame festivities. Nauset was a dreaded team one who was not only big but fast with athletes that had seemed to be handpicked from the area. Arriving ready to play it had seemed as if it was all over, we were all shell shocked, it didn’t stop us though. After a bust of a first drive for Nauset it was our time to shine and it would be for the rest of the game.
If it wasn’t for the one man who turned our fate around years past would have come with the same fate, which was a dirty beating. After winning eight of the ten games we were to play this season it had seemed that the people had something to believe in yet. Three years of manning the helm the position for head coach had come to open, eager to supply his application was submitted in no time. Being a given that he would get the position it shocked everyone as a whole. The position was given to a new comer in town a person that no one ever heard of with a new style of offense. The feeling was awful, but to this day I firmly believe on with everyone that knows him that he was the one for the job.

new hope

Zachary Mello
English 101: College Writing
Howard Tinberg
9/21/15

The beginning of eighth grade year, dawned a new exciting experience, one involving the integration of the eighth graders to high school football. For a long time this seemed like an idea that would never be tested, but a dying football program brought the attention of the school committee to take action on the subject. As a whole Swansea thought that the football program was at its end, which it was; then finally change had dawned. A new freshman coach was integrated into the program one that Swansea as a  whole believed would begin the development of a feeder program that would help varsity get back on track. Seeing that the man happened to not only be my coach and also my father, he had my full backing. The challenge had only just begun.
The first week of the season had seemed to  come quickly that year, what a miserable first week had it been. The weather was rain all 6 days even through the first 3 double sessions, the moral was low and it seemed that the kids were beginning to lose hope. However it became hard to lose hope, because the man who was leading us never once gave up hope even though it hadn’t been going as expected. This to me was enough motivation to grit through the first two weeks of having to shake off the summer laziness and get back into the mode of the fall athletic season. As time began to roll by the team had begun to grow more and more, the first game was about to come, and the anxiousness could not have been more treacherous. Remembering distinctively the dinner the night before the first game feeling the emotion of how anxious my father had been. He was out to prove a point.
School that day had dragged by, soon enough we were strapping up and making our way down to the field for pregame warm up. Looking out in the stands the crowd had been rather large for a freshman game, the parents varsity team, and school staff had come down to see if we were going to put up for the hype or go down like the teams years before us. Nauset Regional had arrived stepping off their coach bus they had come ready to play not even warming up on the field other than a little calisthenics. It was intimidating, especially as an eighth grader, the emotions, stomach in knots, heart pumping I was ready, ready to prove that for once our program would have a team not looked at as a joke.
Nauset sat back ready to receive, stepping out on the field, there isn’t a more alive feeling then getting ready to dart down the field with a full head of steam. The kicker place the ball, took his steps, beginning his cadence it felt as I time had stopped, “ready on the right…ready on the left” taking a run and booting the ball down field, running furiously three of us made the gang tackle on the returner stopping him dead in his tracks at the 30 yard line. Their offense trotted onto the field it seemed like they were giants compared to my five foot tall eighth grade self, but I had never lost hope that they were bigger and faster, but they lacked something, this was working together as a team. Being a former marine my father had philosophized the team effort; how it can conquer and overcome. The first offensive drive was a bust, surprisingly Nauset was stopped dead in their tracks forced to punt.
After receiving the punt the returner had a stought but promising 15 yard return. It had now became the job of the offense to take the field and make the most of the first drive, to hopefully keep the momentum up. Quarterback jogging back to the huddle the first play was 331 power a sweep play that had become our go to play throughout the season breaking the huddle we trotted to the line everyone having the one assignment given to them every play; it rehearsed over abruptly seconds before the play went its course.
The ball was snapped, ripping right I pulled to the corner looking to seal the end, for the first time the team was able to execute and it paid off the; the full back broke came around untouched taking the ball 40 yards to the house. The moment had shifted and carried its way to a 30-0 victory against the dreaded Nauset Regional.
For the first time in a long time the football season had the backing of many only from the tribulations of the first victory which wasn’t the last. The team went on to win eight of their ten games five of those by blowout victory. The program had the eyes of many looking upon it for the future one that seemed to look very bright.
After three years of manning the throne as the freshmen coach it was time for him to move on and pursue the head position, applying for the job it seemed like a given that he would be the one to get it. I firmly believed the position was his. Weeks had passed and the news would come to shock him and all those who backed him. The job was given by the athletic director to teacher who was new in town with a new type of offensive scheme. For something that had shown so much promise the ending was bitter. However the new coach has come to show recent promise to the program, this season starting off with two victories showing upcoming promise and community interest in the upcoming season.