Nov. 5, 2009
Abe Qaoud, Senior, WR, Football
This Saturday is Senior Day, which marks the last regular season home game. The other seniors and I are shocked at how fast the season has gone by. It's been very special for a couple reasons.
First, there are players this year who I have been around since they were young freshmen and to see them develop into the superstars they are today is just awesome. All of we seniors have been influenced by the older guys ever since we were young and to return the favor and see these young guys prosper is rewarding. It's a part of being a Bearcat and the tradition that Coach T has built here is so special that it is every player's duty to keep the tradition going.
Second, we are still undefeated in the conference. This Saturday, we'll have the chance to shut the door on the conference and go four straight years without a loss. Right now we are the outright conference champs but ask anybody on this team and they will tell you if you we don't come out with a win against Central Missouri then we don't deserve the conference championship. That's the thing about our senior class, we want to be great, we have to be great, we have to keep the tradition going no matter what because it's our duty to do so.
Another great thing about senior day is all the family love that will be here. All of the seniors, including the ones from California and Oklahoma, will have their parents here. For some, it will be the last chance they get to play in front of their families. I know that will bring a little something extra on Saturday.
My family might not be able to make it, but I know my number one fan and little brother, Robert, will be watching every second of it and that is all the love I need to go out there and play my best. Now that I think about it, it's crazy that it's towards the end of the season with the family I got now - my teammates. Who knows which ones I'll keep in contact with after I leave Maryville in December - hopefully all of them.
Central Missouri is a very good team and one of the best in our conference. They have only lost twice this year and have a lot of athletes who can fly around the field. It should be a great matchup of the MIAA's top teams and a great opportunity for the Bearcat seniors to shut the door on the conference once and for all. Bring everybody you know this weekend and we should have a great time.
See ya on Saturday! GO BEARCATS!!
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