It's Friday! And I headed to Lorenzo. There are just a few more Fridays until Week 1! There was no rain and no wind. Just a bright, sunny, hot, August day. I arrived and Coach Sep, the Hornets new coach, sent the managers to let me in through the weight room. And as I walked out to the field, Metallica was blasting through the speakers. Over the course of an hour, I heard some really great music and watched fundamental coaching at its finest!
Coach Brian Sepkowitz (or Coach Sep, as many cannot say his name correctly) is an intense dude with a lot of energy! The Hornets respond well to him as he is patient when showing how to block and how to get the most out of footwork.
Lorenzo returns some good players from last year's team and has a new addition. Keep an eye on Travon McCaslin, Lupe Salinas, and Chris Quintana. They will lead the Hornets through a tough District 3 when they face Anton, Springlake-Earth, Kress, and their neighbor, Petersburg. The Hornets are 14 strong this year with three seniors. They hope to hone their skills under Coach Sep's watchful eye and wreck some havoc in district race.
When it was time for me to go, the players took a water break. Each player introduced themselves to me and shook my hand. That has never happened, and I loved it! It's so nice to meet the players individually after watching them practice as a team. They were all smiles. We then got together for a group picture. Coach. Sep decided to give me a gatorade bath (it was water) to show their appreciation for Texas 1A Fan's support. THAT was the most refreshed I felt all day, and it definitely made me laugh! That was the first and will probably be the last time that happens. Gotta give it to them, though. That is a great sports way to show appreciation! I'm on board with it!
I like what is being built in Lorenzo. Team and family. If you have some free time, go out and catch a Hornet game this season. The Hornets deserve a really good fanbase.
Keep working, Hornets. You'll get there. Keep your eye on the prize!
Go Forward and Do Good!
- Bobbie Brown
We all have a story... a funny story or a serious story. This space is for those stories that make us laugh or cry or feel motivated.