Written by Jess Paniszczyn
In their heyday, they ruled the halls at MacArthur High School. Members of one of the school’s most successful football teams, they were finally stopped on the gridiron by Odessa Permian at the 5A football state quarterfinals. But their stories did not end there.
After high school, some went on to college; others went into business. They started families and built their lives. Each found a measure of success in the ‘real world,’ until they lost everything through their own poor choices.
Today they have not only found the strength to begin again, but through Rock Bottom Outreach, they bring their message of decisions and consequences to high school athletes. On Sept. 25, five of these men returned to where their journey into manhood and independence began, MacArthur High School, bringing their message of redemption to their fellow Cardinals.