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Here is the Pigskin Party Podcast for Week 6 with our East Kentwood Football team! https://www.spreaker.com/user/9809069/2018-10-1-pigskin-party-east-kentwood ...
Congrats to the Boys Varsity Tennis team on being the Holt Invite Champions!
Congratulations to Mazi Smith for being selected to play Football in the Under Armor All-American game on January, 3 2019 in Orlando, Florida. The game will be aired on ESPN @ 6:00 pm. If you'd like to read more, follow this link: Under Armor 2019 All American Football Game ...
EAST KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — Determination is ingrained in Khalid Schroeder. “No matter what is in my way, I've always known I've had to work harder than anybody else,” said the East Kentwood junior. At a young age, it seemed like a football field would be the last place to find him during his junior year in high school. "A lot of times it hurt my heart to see him struggle," said his grandmother, Dr. Carlotta Schroeder. "He couldn't skip or jump at that time." Khalid was born with a neurological development disorder. At age 4, he couldn't walk. "It affected his gait," his grandmother said. "His foot dragged." He could barely speak. While most measures had him behind in those areas, he was far more advanced in another. "I've always had hope," Khalid said. "That's something I've never ceased to lose. I've always had hope." "I know a lot of people call it grit or hard work," his grandmother added. "People always ask, 'Why do you run like that? Why are you so slow,'" said Khalid, pausing for a moment to compose himself. “I just tell them I'm different. I was born differently." He's different in the most positive meaning of the word. Those who spend time with him and his teammates and quickly realize who has a harder time keeping up. "Works his tail off," Tony Kimbrough, East Kentwood head football coach, said of Khalid. "Doesn't miss a conditioning workout. This is all year-round." Teammates recognize Khalid’s work ethic and are inspired by him. "He's probably one of the most motivating people I've met," teammate Colton Emeott said. "I just love him to death." "He's selfless. He's always there for you," said teammate Christian Tanner. "He puts himself out there more than anyone else I know." His teammates know when Khalid is working hard, there is no reason for their effort to be anything less. "He's never made any excuses for himself, so it makes everyone else look at themselves and say ‘I shouldn't be making excuses right now,’" said teammate Bryce Mostella. A defensive back, Schroeder's stats will never end up garnering all-state honors. However, if Player of the Year was given in the areas it matters most — effort, leadership and courage — you can bet there's a clear-cut winner. "I've been through a lot of challenges, but I never stopped working," said Schroeder, who one day hopes to be a sports journalist. "That's what you should do. If anybody says you can't do it, you can. Just keep working. Keep pushing. Even when nobody is looking. That will get you better. That will get you to the top." A place Khalid Schroeder doesn't plan on giving up anytime too soon. https://www.woodtv.com/sports/football-frenzy/khalid-s-journey-east-kentwood-football-player-overcomes-odds/1404551487 ...