[This is my column in the Nov. 3 issue of The Commercial Review.]
He wasn’t going to play football as a freshman.
A three-sport athlete, he much prefers a baseball diamond to the gridiron.
More than four years later, Cole Stigleman is thankful he chose to play football.
“I’m so glad I didn’t (step away),” said Stigleman, a Jay County High School senior. “Football is an awesome sport.”
But after leaving West Jay Middle School after eighth grade, he thought about calling it quits.
“It is just crazy that I thought of even stopping playing,” he said.
This isn’t just about him making a life-changing decision to play. This is about how he became the most prolific runner in school history.