In this series, we will be asking professional athletes from various sports one simple question: what do you consider the greatest moment of your career?
In this article, American Football player Patrick Isbell joins us to share his answer.
I’ve had many great experiences and memories in my football career, but one I’ll never forget is my senior year of High School.
My greatest moment happened back in 2016-2017, so it’s been a while, but it’s something that will live with me forever. I played for Mountain Pointe High School in Arizona, a 6A School – one of the larger High Schools in the state. That year at Mountain Pointe, our team ranked as a top 10 high school in the United States. That was surreal in itself! Not only that, but we had a pretty much perfect season. In the regular season, we went 10-0 and then came the playoffs. Every game got harder and harder, but we were a resilient and focused team, which led to my greatest moment; Playing for the 6A Arizona State championship at the Arizona Cardinals Stadium against Chandler High School. It was like a dream to me! Being in the locker room was unbelievable, and walking out onto the field with my team 13-0 up is a moment I will never forget.
Now great stories don’t always have the perfect ending, and we ended up losing that last game of the season. We had lots of injuries, and a few other things went wrong. However, I give myself or my team no excuses, but if you ask me whether we win or lose, I still felt like a champion and walked myself off that field with pride. I could never have asked for a better team, a better experience and better teammates, who I still keep in contact with four years on. My time at Mountain Pointe helped me become the player and person I am today, and going to Mountain Pointe HS is something I will carry with me for life because once part of the Pride, always one of the Pride.