It’s the most important meal of the day, and in College Station, Texas, thirty football players are spending it with some of the people most important to them.
Members of the College Station High School Cougars have started a weekly tradition of getting together at the home of senior kicker Joe Sellers. Every Thursday morning at 6:45, the student-athletes gather for a hearty meal full of a variety of tasty dishes.
Although it is his first season with the team, Joe and his teammates have forged a bond that translates to friendships away from the field, as well as wins on the gridiron. Currently sitting at 5-1 on the year (including a perfect 3-0 district record), the Cougars have been on a roll, with two shutout victories and averaging win margin of 54.6 points per game; their most recent victory was an astounding 86-23 crushing of Livingston High School (Livingston, Tex.). Their only loss was a narrow 21-20 defeat at the hands of Waco High School.
Apparently, the group, dubbed the “Breakfast Club” occasionally has special visitors as well. At one point this season, the players enjoyed dining and chatting with current Texas A&M offensive lineman Koda Martin.
When the season ends, the bonds will continue. Something as simple as an early-morning meal has helped to forge friendships that will last far beyond the final horn.
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“The Love of the Game”
The “Breakfast Club”
By James Washington