Bloomingdale Seniors Set To Play College Football

Bloomingdale Seniors Set To Play College Football
by Tamas Mondovics
The 2009-2010 fall football season may have been one that most Bloomingdale athletes and fans would likely rather forget.While the program itself was unable to produce much success, a number of individual senior athletes did perform well and up to the expectations of their coaches and scouts, resulting in walking away from the high school football program as winners. At least three of these athletes who merit the attention this year were Bloomingdale wide receiver Sean Tate, along with senior linebackers David Wright and Anthony Amos.Tate and Wright both chose to attend Belhaven College in Mississippi, while Amos signed to play the sport he loves for Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.  Bloomingdale football Head Coach John Booth spoke highly of his players’ commitment and dedication to do well on and off the field  “All three are very hard-working kids,” Booth said, adding, “It was an absolute pleasure to coach them last year. It’s always nice to see good, hardworking, coachable kids get a chance to continue their playing.”  Mentioning some of the reasons for his comment on behalf of the three players, Booth said that during the season, Tate strutted 17 catches for 241 yards for a 14-yard-per-catch average, while Wright averaged 120 tackles for the season, an average of 12 tackles per game.Amos, having missed half the season due to a knee injury, turning in an average of eight tackles per game.“Amos has a knack for getting in and laying a good hit on the ball carrier,” Booth said.As for the rest of the players, who will have to step up to the plate thanks to a number of seniors graduating, Tate had simple advice when he said, “Work as hard as you can and do not give up doing what you love.” Wright agreed when he said, “Play hard no matter the outcome,” while teammate Amos added, “Just remember, the future is not all about football, so focus on all of it, both on and off the field.”For more information about the 2009-2010 high school football season, please visit www.maxpreps.com