Apollos Hester, wide receiver for the East View Patriots, Texas, has the type of attitude that every coach should want in a player, and the kid might just have a future as a motivational speaker. He made the interview hall-of-fame after he delivered the most epic postgame interview to ever go down at a high school football game.
Here’s an excerpt of his spirited speech:
“All right, well, at first we started slow, we started real slow, and you know, that’s all right, that’s OK, because sometimes in life, you’re gonna start slow. That’s OK. We told ourselves, ‘Hey, we’re gonna start slow, we’re gonna keep going fast. We’re gonna start slow, but we’re always, always gonna finish fast. No matter what the score was, we’re gonna finish hard, we’re gonna finish fast.
Yeah, they had us the first half, I’m not gonna lie, they had us. We weren’t defeated, but they had us. But it took guts, it took an attitude—that’s all it takes. That’s all it takes to be successful is an attitude. And that’s what our coach told us. He said, ‘Hey, it’s gonna be tough. It’s gonna be tough. It’s gonna be hard. You’re gonna go out there, you’re gonna battle, you’re gonna fight, you’re gonna do it for one another. Do it for each other, you’re gonna do it for yourself, you’re gonna do it for us, and you’re gonna go out with this win.’ And we believed that, we truly did. And it’s an awesome feeling.”
I bet if he is unable to play football professionally, he certainly had a potential to become something bigger one day.
Credit: Lauren Mickler
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