Pride Without Victory

Location

Rootstown
3365 State Route 44
United States
28° 48' 42.4476" N, 81° 55' 8.5836" W

Pride Without Victory

 

Mind over matter is what they say,

I never really understood their way.

They always say just go get it done,

“I only want the best for you son.”

Things in life seem to become harder.

Is our life really going any farther?

Challenges before and challenges to come.

Where does success come from?

It comes from you, it comes from me.

Something others cannot really see,

It lies beneath your skin.

Do you know where your heart has been?

People slip and people fall

Those who stick out, always stand tall.

 

Mind over matter is what they say,

I never really understood their way.

Football ended as soon as it started.

It seems as if the team slowly departed.

Guts and glory is what they describe,

We really only lacked a strong vibe.

August was crucial to the season;

Football began to lose any reason.

The team was lost, but where to look?

Four captains remain not shook.

 

Mind over matter is what they say,

I never really understood their way.

The feeling of our first victory,

Felt like we would make Rovers history.

Week three would determine the year;

We went into this game with no fear.

As the game began to unfold,

The truth of tale was told.

We finished the year two and eight,

God only knows if it was fate.

The struggle of losing began to kick in;

We were assured every week we might win.

They always preached to compete;

Our team kept their doubts discreet.

The captains began to lose sight.

They didn’t know wrong from right.

 

Mind over matter is what they say,

I never really understood their way.

Underneath all the sweat and pain;

Character was only ours to gain.

We were coached to play for our team and town,

Never were we to back down.

Football meant more than just a game,

It even meant more than the fame.

The game turned us into young men,

Even with how the season had been.

It’s played with heart and passion.

It’s played with many emotions classin.

It’s for people with dedication.

It’s for people who need no vacation.

It’s a game that’s not for every kind.

It’s a feeling you can’t describe.

It’s your body in overdrive.

 

Mind over matter is what they say,

I never really understood their way.

I’ll never forget what my coaches did;

They believed in this young kid.

I encourage other to stay afloat.

Never jump off that boat.

The waves will be brutal day in and day out;

It’s your choice whether to give in to doubt.

I never gave up and never will,

Coach always said there is no magic pill.

 

-Rich King

 

 

 

 

 

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