Freshman Yearimbas

Mike Calimbas

I remember walking into South Brunswick High School on the first official day of high school freshman year. It was like nothing out of the ordinary. I had already been in the school all summer. I was there every day for summer football practice with coaches: Homman, Simmons, and Harding. The big, black, wrecking ball, Jacey Padgett, and I were in competition for the starting fullback spot of the JV that summer. I won. So needless to say, I was feeling pretty good headed into the school year. I had already met most of the athletes through football, I had met a lot of fine girls that practiced that summer on dance team and the cheerleading squad, and I already knew the halls of SBHS like the back of my hand. I didn't feel apprehensive at all about coming to school on the first day. In fact, I must admit that I was very cocky coming into high school. I feel like I owned the place! But looking back in retrospect, I was kind of taken in by some of the sights of going into high school. I was very intimidated by the physical maturity of high school girls, as opposed to those of middle school girls. I mean, sports came naturally, but girls were, and still are, a challenge. I knew at that moment that high school would be a very exciting time, and I was right. I cannot express how many experiences I have been through ever since freshman year.