Ah, football season. There’s something undeniably exciting about cheering under the Friday night lights, whether you’re on the side of the field with your hair styled in a high ponytail and pom-poms in your hands or you’re cozied up in sweaters and blankets in our roaring student section. Win or lose, you can expect Logan High students to brave the weather for their favorite players and boldly embrace the chill of Cache Valley’s crisp September and October nights.
But for so many of our senior Grizzlies, this time is bittersweet. The last football season marks the closing of an era; after this, yet another chapter of our fleeting high school careers will come to an inevitable end. No more worrying about the serious lack of parking on Logan High campus at 6:30 p.m., no more aspirations to become a True Grizz, no more watching those anticipated halftime shows… for many, this can be an emotional experience. For senior linebacker Blake Patterson, his last season has been especially memorable.
Raised in a football-loving home, Patterson developed his passion for the sport early on. By the second grade, Patterson had been actively studying, watching and playing football in his spare time. Now, he describes his time on the field as a kind of well-needed escape.
"[Football] is like being in your own sanctuary. You can forget about life for a few hours."