Throughout an athlete’s career, they can deal with a number of issues. While some of these things are easy to overcome, there can be others that require a little more time and work. That is the case for Vinita’s Bo Bennett, who suffered an injury on the football field but he is working to get himself back to where he was.
“I tore my ACL two years ago playing eight grade football,” Bo said. “I have worked hard to rehab my knee and get back to where I am today. I play each game like it’s my last. I am looking forward to finally being physically healthy and help my team anyway I can.”
Bennett, who is a sophomore at Vinita High School, plays running back and outside linebacker for the Hornets football team.
Whenever he steps onto the field to compete, Bennett already know that he has put in the necessary amount of preparation so he will be able to execute his job the way he is supposed to.
“Watching game film and seeing the things I can do better keeps me motivated to work hard,” he said. “Getting to where I am today has taken working hard in the offseason and learning to deal with adversity. I’ve had a lot of injuries and have had to be patient during recovery.”
Vinita football head coach, Matt Williams is looking forward to see what kind of production Bennett will have on the field this season.
“Bo is a solid football player and athlete,” coach Williams said. “He will get reps on both sides of the ball. He is a physical player that has a lot of potential.”
Throughout the season and offseason, Bo and his teammates put in a lot of hard work. He is thankful for those that help him become better.
“My teammate Ranson Williams is the person I enjoy going up against the most at practice,” he said. “He is a beast on the field and when we practice together, he makes me a better player. The trainers are a big part of our team and they don’t get the recognition they deserve. They stay late and do a lot behind the scenes. None of us players could do what we do without them.”