The New England Patriots were chasing their fourth Super Bowl title. The Patriots had won eight games in a row and were the favorites to lift the Lombardi at the end of the night. With five seconds left on the clock, down by four, Brady threw a Hail Mary, but it wasn’t enough. The Giants were victorious, and hopefully they enjoyed it, because their seasons have been far from prosperous since.
This game is what started a burning passion for sports inside of Sara Shepherd (16). Since that tragic day four years ago, Sara’s love for sports has only grown. While football will always be first in her heart, she is also an avid fan of basketball, baseball and international soccer.
Out of every level of sports, it is high school football that Sara enjoys the most. You can catch her on the sidelines every Friday night cheering on her high school team, but as soon as she gets home, she is checking scores and highlights from high school teams across the country.
On Saturday, she enjoys watching any game playing, but mainly the SEC and Georgia Bulldogs. And finally, on Sundays, you know she is cheering the Patriots on to another victory. Also, use caution when mentioning the Elite 11 around her; she will ramble on for hours.
Sara will be entering her junior year of high school in Charlotte, North Carolina. She plans on majoring in sports broadcasting and minoring in journalism in college. To get a head start on her journalism career, she loves writing spotlight articles on college and high school football players for her website, www.beyondthehashmarks.com.
In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and managing for her school’s football team because it allows her to see the behind the scenes and preparation of what goes into Friday nights.
Some of Sara’s favorite athletes are: Christian Yelich, Neymar, Stephen Curry, Tim Duncan, Grayson Allen, Christian McCaffrey, Tom Brady, J.J. Watt, Johnny Manziel (yes, she’s serious), Joey Bosa and any Elite 11 quarterback past or present.
Some of Sara’s least favorite athletes are: the entire Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets’ rosters, Michael Vick, LeBron James and Cam Newton.
Nation's best congregate at Elite 11 quarterback camp (07/16/2016)