Mac reserves overcame obstacles to reach Senior Night
Their names might not make it into the record books or all-state teams. Some hardly get to play at all.
Still, scout team players and reserves are valuable assets to a football team’s success. And while starters train with the motivation of getting better so as to enhance their performance in the game, scout team players often are driven by selflessness and desire to help the team in whatever way possible.
“I’ve got a lot of respect for the guys who play on the scout team, especially knowing they’re probably not going to get on the field, that takes a special person to stick that out,” MacArthur head coach Brett Manning said.
And for all the seniors on the MacArthur football team, tonight will be the last football game they play at Cameron Stadium. But for three seniors in particular, the road to senior night has been winding. One has had to train to play three positions. One didn’t play football last season. And another wasn’t sure if he’d physically be able to play football at all.
Lindsay overcoming fear, odds
If Malcolm Lindsay’s name doesn’t ring with fans, that’s understandable. The senior defensive back is relatively quiet. He isn’t even listed on many of the team’s online rosters.
He also didn’t play varsity football before this season, though it wasn’t necessarily by choice. Malcolm has a heart murmur. As a freshman, he went out for the MacArthur football team, but his condition didn’t allow him to play.
But after three seasons of watching from the stands, Lindsay wanted to give football another shot. First, he had to convince his aunt, with whom he lives, to let him go out for football again this year.