Unis Middle School
Bam! It is really exciting to run, tackle and score touchdowns.
In a really close came, Unis Middle School was about to beat Smith Middle School when Ali Jomma, a 13-year-old boy that loves to play football was injured. “I was running with the ball and there was like four people coming and then I got hit in my shoulder,” he said. “I heard something tear.”
Injuries can be really dangerous. Once you have a serious injury, you may have to be out for the season. Unis Middle School became city champs for the first time in 2011. The Unis players were all confident of becoming city champs.Some of the kids started training in the summer to be ready for football practices.
Yahya Elkatib was one of the boys practicing on their own at Anthony park. Elkatib got injured when he dove for the football. “I was trying to catch the ball but then turned out instead of catching it. My shoulder bent back and I fell.”
Elkatib had to go to the doctor to get an M.R.I (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and had to miss two games at the beginning of the season.
Eddie Canals is helping 19 families deal with spinal-cord injuries. Canals’ son was playing in the fourth quarter of a football game in Texas when the son flipped and then couldn’t move anymore. He had injured his spinal cord. Eddie Canals decided he would make it his goal to be there for young men who had suffered spinal cord injuries. “They never gave up or quit. That’s what keeps me pushing,” Eddie Canals said in this CNN video.
Canals’ group is Gridiron Heroes.