- February 19, 2020
Elijah Post may only be going into his second year of varsity football, but the senior has become a go-to player on head coach Trent Hopper’s Legacy football team. Last season, Post led the team in receiving with 491 yards, while grabbing four touchdowns (tied for second best).
Last year was my first year. In ninth and 10th grade … I played basketball, and most of the basketball players play football and they were like, “You should play football,” but I was never interested. So in my sophomore year I played spring football and I liked it, so I decided to play my junior year and loved it.
I feel like the hardest part is remembering all the plays — that can be difficult sometimes — and just not getting tired.
I like getting the ball and being able to run the ball — catching passes and scoring.
Getting to know a lot of the freshmen and sophomores, and all the new kids that come and play, because I only have classes with all the seniors. It’s nice getting to know everybody else.
I’m feeling pretty good. We had a few big pieces that we lost to graduation last year or moving to new schools, but I’m feeling pretty confident. I think we had a few spots that needed to be filled, but I think we are filling them pretty nicely and quickly.
During a game or during a practice, staying focused, because there are so many little things throughout the team that have to be executed for a play to work. I just feel like everybody staying focused — locked into the play, locked into the game — is very important.
Usually the night before I’ll watch a little bit of film on the other team. And then usually after school I don’t do anything too crazy — I’ll probably just watch a little more just to make sure I know what I’m expecting from them, and then go over our playbook to make sure I know what I’m doing there.
I’ve been playing sports for so long … so it’s just kind of weird and I haven’t really wrapped my mind around it yet. It’s really weird to think about that the things that I’ve been doing for my whole life (are) done.
During football season, other than football and school, I’m probably sleeping. I’m so tired after school, football and homework, so by the time it’s 8 o’clock I watch TV — nothing crazy. On the weekends I’ll hang out with my friends.