It's one of those things about being a teenage boy: in high school you're kind of expected to go out for the football team.
Granted, that's not always the case. Some schools have elite programs and only the best players will ever wear the helmet. But that wasn't the case for my school.
I am from the Wellington High School class of 91. Let me give you some background.: My freshman year we were at Forest Hill High. But the district decided to build Wellington kids their own school, and voila!