Exhaustion: A New Game For Athletes


Tre Williams, Staff Writer

Choosing to play a sport in college means learning how to juggle every minute of one’s time. As EHS moves to a more college-like environment, athletes here are experiencing similar mandates on their schedules. The end game: exhaustion.

People have always complained that there are not enough hours in a day. Thus, something has to give. Sleep? Eating? Free time?

“Practice ends so late,” sophomore football player Darren Newson, states. “I don’t have time to do homework from feeling exhausted.”  The mental ramifications are as evident as the physical ones. “I feel very stressed because I want good grades very badly but don’t want to be overwhelmed.”  

Teammate Christian Khamkeuang, also a sophomore,  agrees. “ I feel very tired by the end of the week,” the exhaustion evident in his voice. Although he is getting by, he wishes that there were better systems in place to help the players.

Colleges often offer study group times, tutoring, and even dinners together. The players also help hold each other accountable. Thus, as EHS moves further toward a college atmosphere, it needs to exhaust all possibilities to help athletes before they become too exhausted to play this game.