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11-21-2006 04:43 AM  11 years agoPost 1
Billy Zimmerman

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Hi friends, I was just looking through some pictures of this season and found some good ones id like to share with you. My highschool team the rainier columbians finished our season a week or two ago (choked and lost in the first round of state playoffs) anyway as this is my senior year this was my last year in highschool football. I miss it a great deal even though I plan on playing at the next level, there is just something about playing in front of your community on friday nights that ill never forget. I am a tightend on offense and a linebacker on defense, I am 6'3" 225lbs. I was 1st team all league linebacker and runner up defensive player of the year for the league. We had a terrible season my junior year with a record of 1 win 9 losses. We came back this year at 7 wins 4 losses and went to state (the last time my team went to state was my freshman year) I felt good knowing I lead my team to a great season. My freshman year i was about 6'1 200 lbs and was fortunate enough to be a starter on the offensive line as a weak tackle and defensive end, my sophomore year i was about 6'2" 190 lbs ( i got mono and went from weighing 220 to 190) i started at strong tackle and was a defensive end, my junior year i was about 6'3 215 lbs and was an offensive tackle and defensive end and played a little tight end, and then of course this year i was soley a tight end and linebacker and found out i did pretty well there. It is kind of fun thinking back of those 4 years and all the fun and hard work i put in and learned how to become and play as a team. I hope this post will make a lot of you guys think back to when you played and all the fun you had.

One quick story for you, our senior night and homecoming game was against Warrenton, Oregon. At halftime we were losing 30-0. In the locker room during halftime everyone was fighting with eachother and yelling and playing as individuals instead of a team. Our coach spent the whole half time not drawing up plays or yelling at us but letting us work it out with ourselves because there was nothing anyone could say or do for us because after all it comes down to the players doing what they need to do. The coaches walked out and said it was time to head back down to the field. we stepped out of the locker room and saw our stadium packed of our community and we all knew we couldnt let them or ourselves down. Everyone got sooo fired up it was crazy, i have never felt more alive than that. we came back in the second half and scored 32 points and our defense held warrenton to 9 (nine) yards total offense for the second half. We won 32-30 and the place erupted everyone was going crazy and yelling and going nuts. It was the most intense thing I have ever been a part of.

Well I have typed a lot and probably a lot of which doesnt mean anything to anyone but I thought I would share some of my experiences. Here are a couple pics I have handy right now to post, I will try and post more as I get them. I am #7 by the way.


Homecoming comeback win

me and our QB after a touchdown

right after the time ran out in the 4th quarter after the hc win

me right after scoring a touchdown

me getting ready on defense on the goalline

BAND OF BROTHERS

Captains Meeting

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11-21-2006 04:57 AM  11 years agoPost 2
Tommy Z

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I wish I could play football
I'm a sophomore but waaaaay too skinny to play.
Look at my legs in this pic...I was bred for cross country

Tommy

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11-21-2006 04:57 AM  11 years agoPost 3
Tommy Z

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Well, actually I'm skinnier than that now
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11-21-2006 05:06 AM  11 years ago •• Post 4 ••
patriot21

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Byron,MN

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Here is a neat story.....
My home town's team had a player that was killed this last summer in a car wreck.. He was number 33...
They won to go to the playoffs in the metrodome in minneapolis with a winning score of 33 to something...
they then one the semifinals up there with a final score of 33-28
now that is scary...
Can;t tell me he isn;t watching down on them.!!

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11-21-2006 07:41 AM  11 years agoPost 5
ShempHoward

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I played football and Lacrosse from high school right into College for 2 years. The difference between the 2 levels is like night and day. I was fairly large my senior year in high school (1968) at 6'1" 235 lbs and was a starter in my sophmore year but playing on the college level was much more difficult in terms of competing for a starting position plus conditioning etc. aside from the increased academic work load and I was a walk-on which means you have try harder as the coaches never heard of you or saw any films of your playing. It was an experience but if I had a son today who wanted to play football I think I would try to dissuade him from doing so for a variety of reasons but mainly because several injuries from both high school and college are still bothering me and getting worse over time. You can't play the game for any length of time without getting hurt and carrying the injuries for life. The only remnant I have from my early days playing football is my helmet with a birdcage face mask - not a really commmon face mask in high school at the time. I can't even get my head into the helmet now.

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11-21-2006 02:12 PM  11 years agoPost 6
midwestpilot

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Glory Days....
blink an eye Billy and you are 41... like me

In life there is no spacebar!

Rich Erikson AMA 6175

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11-21-2006 04:29 PM  11 years agoPost 7
T.J. Kong

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I really expected a Al Bundy joke by now.

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11-21-2006 07:18 PM  11 years agoPost 8
greg

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Yorkville, IL

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Don't let High School be the highlight of your life. I loved High School played football, basketball, threw the shot put and had a nice social life. Went to College and loved that, partied hard, studied and worked. Now I am married with a good job and have three little boys and a loving wife. At every stage of my life I embrace the moment and am very happy where I am and where I am going. Many times I go back home to visit my parents and I happen to see some old high school friends and they are still living the high school days. They are stuck in dead end jobs, have been divorced several times and still hang out with a much younger crowd (high schoolers).
Don't get me wrong I made some pretty good memories in high school and college and often think back to them (especialy college).
You sound like a great achiever of whatever you put your mind to so I hope you have continued success in the rest of you endeavors.

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11-21-2006 08:35 PM  11 years agoPost 9
enahs

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Rapid City, SD

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I agree with greg. I just graduated last year and I loved every minute of high school. I miss some of the things but I'm having a blast in college too. Enjoy the time while you have it and like greg said embrace every stage of your life

Shane

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11-27-2006 12:38 AM  11 years agoPost 10
Billy Zimmerman

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Here is a short demo of the lengthy highlight film we are making for the colleges, this is really short only about 6 plays or so but gives you an idea of what the film will be like, what do you think so far? Also, I am #7 and the tight end and middle linebacker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xluDoUFrws8

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11-27-2006 08:51 PM  11 years agoPost 11
ShempHoward

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San Francisco, Ca - too many beggars + bad drivers

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Where do you really want to go to college?

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11-30-2006 11:15 PM  11 years agoPost 12
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6 touchdowns in one game.Polk High 1966.

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