Coach's Perspective: David Svoboda 8/22
By David Svoboda PrepsKC Columnist
There is nothing – absolutely nothing – like a high school football game day.
This fall, for the first time since the mid-1990s, I will not be an active part of high school football Fridays – my fulltime job now having me “tied up” from four to midnight each week day.
Though we haven’t yet reached the first night of the season on either the Missouri or Kansas side, trust me, I know what I’m going to be missing – and it hurts to know I’m not going to be there.
I was lucky enough to serve as a high school assistant coach for 13 years before moving into a reporting role with PrepsKC for the last two seasons. Thus, I’m intimately aware of what I’m about to miss.
At that point, for a coach, there’s film to be watched and a plan to be formulated. For a player, there’s a shower to take, a fast food restaurant at which to gather, a dance to attend. For a writer, there’s a story to file.
And then the exhaustion – the exhilaration – is over for another game week.
I’ll be around through the fall to write the occasional feature story about a deserving athlete or coach, to craft a column about high school football in the metro. And I’ll get out to cover a Saturday game or two, and some of the playoffs.
But damn, I’ll miss Fridays and high school football.
David Svoboda is a columnist for PrepsKC.
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