Playing Pee Wee football 1994 at the age of 14, I rarely was called upon to carry the ball on offense. We had two star running backs so there was no need to split a few carries to a scrawny first year slotback.
Blocking was my role and I did it well. So well in fact that I blocked an opposing player into the end zone. One of our running backs fumbled and the ball rolled next to me while blocking in the end zone.
I jumped on the ball and the referee singled ‘touchdown’. It was probably the easiest score I will ever get in my life.
And I’m okay with that. Because sometimes we have to take the small wins when we can get them. They often lead to bigger wins in the future.