Tre Holloman’s first catcher representative in the football training at Cretin-Derham Hall on Tuesday was not what his coach wanted. Holloman waited patiently in the back corner of the end zone, letting the ball fall into his arms when he tapped with his toes inside the boundary.
“Key point, Trey!” the coaches shouted.
you are right.
The next representative, Holloman, jumped up and blocked the pitch with only his right hand when fully extended. Then he managed to keep the ball under his feet instead of one foot but two feet at the same time.
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This is as good as you see in random training in high school football training. In those moments, it is easy to remember that football is not even Holloman’s main sport.
Although Holloman was named one of the best new football players in the state in 2022, the point guard last month promised to participate in Michigan State University’s basketball program.
“I know I will devote myself to basketball, but I may still play football (out there), but I don’t know,” Holloman said. “That would be fun.”
This is not only possible. It is very rare for high-level athletes to play football and basketball at a higher level. The time investment is huge, as is the physical wear it causes to your body. In addition, the football season, including bowl games, will not end until the non-conference part of the basketball season is completed.
So college football may be inappropriate for Holloman, but he does not intend to say goodbye to the sport before he has to say goodbye. This is why not many decisions were made about his senior football season at Cretin-Derham Hall.
“It’s funny because since I came here in the spring of 2019, people have been saying,’Ah, he won’t be playing next year. He won’t be playing next year,'” Raiders coach Chuck Misbauer Say. “Moreover, in every discussion between me and Trey, I never doubted that he would continue to play.”
He likes this sport too much to leave it prematurely.
“I have liked football since I was a kid, so I don’t know if I can give up,” Holloman said. “I just like Friday night, under the lights, the student area is everywhere, the smell of popcorn and other things, and then just the crowd, really, playing with my teammates.”
Misbauer pointed out that Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izo — Holloman has built a deep trust with him — has a good relationship with the football coach and will participate in the game with Holloman this fall.
Holloman is determined to get the Raiders back to their way of winning. After Cretin-Derham Hall has a record of 1-6 in 2020, it has been reduced to 5A football this season. For the Raiders, the level of competition is still high. They will face Spring Lake Park in Concordia Sacred Lake Park on Thursday. Paul, this season also played players like Maha Tomedi, St Thomas College and Chaska. Holloman believes that the Raiders are ready for the challenge.
“It seems that everyone has a spirit of victory,” he said of this senior heavyweight team. “We are not all glum, sulking, etc. We have a lot of energy, so this year we should be very good. We are trying to stand up and win.”
This is what Miesbauer calls the competitive spirit that drives Holloman. This is of course part of the reason why Holloman continues to play football. Participating in multiple sports is only part of Cretin-Derham Hall’s culture-see Joe Mauer to prove this. Athletes like Holloman, Mauer, and even Jalen Suggs of Minnehaha College a few years ago felt obligated to make the most of their athletic abilities when possible.
“This is a real part of it,” Holloman said. He refused to claim that he was a prominent figure in a major sport, but admitted that this was the perception of the outside world.
Holloman will be an important part of the Cretin-Derham Hall game plan this season. On the defensive end, Misbauer described Holloman as a “know-all-rounder.” He can play a linebacker, a Troy Boramaru-like role lurking near the melee line, or, usually, patrol in the second level. Safety is Holloman’s favorite position; he always attaches great importance to defense.
On the offensive end, Holloman-he mainly plays the catcher, but at least occasionally steals at the quarterback position-last season he had a touchdown every six touches, Holloman thinks he can play This fall, the previous improvement was made as expected by the Raiders.
“About 18 to 24 touches are planned. Obviously, this is not always possible,” Miesbauer said. “But if you speak out, he can do it. He has a high football IQ. He is a smart kid. He understands and adapts well to whatever we ask him to do. Just put the ball in his hands. Let him defend the defensive players. Let him do his thing.”
Especially because this fall may be the last time he did this. Holloman said he couldn’t wait for the start of his senior season. So far, he enjoys every moment. Even if this is the end of his football career, he said that the sport will always be with him, thanks to the lessons it taught him along the way.
“Obviously, having talent is a good thing, but when talent is not bought, talent doesn’t care, and only relying on talent when talent is present, it doesn’t always work,” Misbauer said. “If he doesn’t want to go out, he has many reasons not to go out. So the fact that he is here, the fact that he is a team player, he said,’I will play here, I will play there,’ (or ),’What do you want me to do? Okay (I will do it). Those are the people you need around, this is his type of child. The most important thing is that he is a great player, a great team Leader and a great young man.”