Ngomhla wokugqibela kaSeptemba, njengoko ihlobo lihamba kancinci ukuya kuwa, iiDons zilungelelanisa uhambo olunye lokugqibela ngaphambi komceli mngeni wabo omkhulu wesizini. Ngasentshona, ilanga litshona emva kweenduli zeCupertino, kwaye kwikhampasi yaseDe Anza College, iqela lebhola ekhatywayo elikhulayo lesikolo lihamba ngokuzilolonga okuqhelekileyo kwangoLwesihlanu, ngosuku ngaphambi kokuqhuba ukuya eSan Francisco ukuya kwindawo ye-No. iqela lebhola ekhatywayo yekholeji kwisizwe.



Umboniso ufuzisela okwenzekayo kunye neqela lebhola lebhola likaDe Anza. Ukutshintsha kwamaxesha onyaka, kunye nelanga lasehlotyeni elidibana nempepho yasekwindla, kuvakala ngathi ixesha lebhola ekhatywayo lifikile ngokusemthethweni-kwaye ngokunjalo neeDons. Ukubuya kobuntshatsheli benkomfa obubuyela emva, iqela lithathe isimo sengqondo esitsha emva kwesikolo esixhasayo esinikwe impumelelo yaso kunye nomqeqeshi ozimiseleyo ofumana yonke inzame kubadlali bakhe kunye nabasebenzi.

Mhlawumbi ifanelekile kuphela, kunye nebhola ekhatywayo yeBay Area iphinda isebenze kwakhona. IiCardinals zaseStanford zijongeka njengabakhuphisi besizwe, ngelixa iSan Francisco 49ers kunye ne-Oakland Raiders bobabini behleli kunye neerekhodi eziphumeleleyo. Ngoku, lixesha likaDe Anza.





Ngo-Oktobha 1 umboniso weSixeko saseSan Francisco, iiDons zawa mfutshane kwaye zaphela ekupheleni kwe-48-7. Umceli mngeni ngokungathandabuzekiyo yayilulungelelwano olude, kodwa into yokuba uDe Anza wayekulungele ukuphuma kwinkomfa yakhe aye kudlala elona qela libalaseleyo elizweni ixela ngakumbi indlela lo Davide azimisele ngayo ukuthatha nawuphi na uGoliyati.

Ukwakha kwakhona



Njengezifundiswa, ibhola ekhatywayo kwinqanaba lekholeji yasekuhlaleni, ihlala ijongwa njengento yokuqalisa into engcono. Olu luhlobo lomntwana ophakathi webhola ekhatywayo engaqhelekanga, inqanaba elingenawo iwonga njengeenkqubo zekholeji zexesha elikhulu kunye nongenalo ubukhazikhazi kunye nolangazelelo lweentsuku zakudala zesikolo samabanga aphakamileyo.

Kubaqeqeshi, umceli mngeni wahlukile, kufuneka ufune abadlali abadla ngokubona ukuya kwikholeji yoluntu njengendlela yokubuyisela kunye nenyathelo lokuya kwinto enkulu. Emva koko, ukwenza into eyimpumelelo nengaguquguqukiyo ayingomsebenzi ulula, ukanti kukho into ekhethekileyo ibonakala isenziwa kwikona yeStevens Creek Boulevard kunye neHighway 85.



UDan Atencio akathandi ukuyivuma, kodwa zonke iimpawu zikhomba kumqeqeshi oyintloko. Kunyaka wakhe wesihlanu e-De Anza, u-Atencio ukwazile ukuthatha iqela eliye lahamba i-3-7 kwisizini yakhe yokuqala ukuya kwelinye elijonge ubuntshatsheli benkomfa yesithathu ngokuthe tye.

Kwiminyaka emine edlulileyo, kubandakanywa neli xesha, iqela liphulukene nemidlalo yenkomfa emibini kuphela kwaye ixesha elidlulileyo liye langena kwisahlulo esinamandla ngokutsiba kwiNkomfa yeSango leGolden. Iqela le-2010 libonise abadlali belizwe lonke uShawn Holmes, uBlaze Vela, uJerry Slota kunye no-Will Davis, kunye no-American Ty Powell wonke.



Kodwa ayisiyonto nje yokuphumelela kunye namawonga. Uchulumanco oluvela kwiqela lichaphazela isebe leembaleki kunye nekhampasi, kwaye amandla okuqhuba emva kwayo yonke into ibonakala ngathi yi-Atencio.

Ufumana okuninzi kubadlali bakhe kunye nabasebenzi bakhe, utshilo uDave Obie Obenour, umqeqeshi wexesha elide kaDe Anza, osele esidla umhlala-phantsi kodwa usaxhasa kwaye ulandela iqela. Uyakwazi ukufunda abantwana.



Buza yena kwaye u-Atencio uya kunikela ngetyala kubasebenzi beqela, abadlali, isebe leembaleki, ulawulo lwesikolo kunye noluntu lwabaxhasi. Nokuba yintoni na, kuyacaca ukuba inkcubeko yebhola yeDe Anza iyatshintsha. Imigangatho ibekwe phezulu, njengoko bekulindelwe.

Ngexesha lokuzilolonga ngolwesihlanu phambi kokujongana neSan Francisco, umongameli weKholeji yaseDe Anza uBrian Murphy undwendwele iqela lebhola ekhatywayo, enika intetho yepep ukuze iDons igxothwe kumdlalo wabo. Umhlali waseSan Francisco, uMurphy wabonisa ukunyaniseka kwakhe kwiiDons.

Ndifuna ukubabulela ngokuzisa italente yabo kunye nobukrelekrele babo esikolweni, utshilo uMurphy emva koko. Bayinxalenye yento eyenziwe nguDan. Uqale isiko elitsha apha. Ukuba uthethe nathi kwiminyaka emihlanu eyadlulayo, ibhola ibingayi kuba yinkqubo eyimpumelelo.

Zimbini izinto ezenzekileyo, wongeze watsho. Enye kukuba baqala ukuphumelela, kwaye okwesibini, unabantwana abahlala esikolweni, bathatha iiyunithi zemfundo ezili-12-13. Abathathi ubunzima; benza umsebenzi onzima wokufunda. I-GPA yelo gumbi ingaphezulu komndilili we-GPA [yesikolo].

Ukuguquka kukaDe Anza phantsi kwe-Atencio kukhumbuza umqeqeshi webhola weDe Anza wangaphambili kunye nomlawuli wezemidlalo uCharlie Elder umsebenzi ekupheleni kwe1970. Umdala, othathwa njengobalaseleyo eDe Anza ngomsebenzi wakhe esikolweni, wathatha iqela lebhola ekhatywayo eli-1-9 kunyaka wakhe wokuqala njengomqeqeshi ngo-1977 kwaye waliguqula laba yintshatsheli yelizwe kwiminyaka nje emibini kamva.

Amabali abaqeqeshi ababini ahamba ngokufanayo, kwaye ekugqibeleni, ithemba kwakhona lelinye ubuntshatsheli besizwe.

U-Obenour, owayejikeleze ixesha lokuhlala kuMdala kunye nokunye ukunyuka nokuhla kukaDe Anza kuyo yonke iminyaka yakhe ye-30 esikolweni, uyavuma ukuba inkqubo yebhola ekhatywayo okwangoku igxininiswe ixesha elide njengebhola lebhola lebhola.

Impumelelo izala impumelelo, utsho.

Ukugaya abasebenzi

Thetha inyani, lonke ixesha libhalwe kwibhodi emhlophe kwiofisi ka-Atencio. Esinye isizathu sokuba umqeqeshi afumane iinzame eziphezulu kubadlali bakhe amaxesha ngamaxesha kuba akabetheli ehlathini. Akathembisi kakhulu kwaye akanikezeli, kwaye akadanisi malunga nomcimbi.

U-Atencio ukhumbula ibali lomdlali wesibini xa wayeza kufumana ithuba lakhe lokukhanya. Umqeqeshi uphendule ngokuxelela umdlali ukuba ixesha lakhe linokuza nawuphi na umzuzu-ngenxa yomdlali oqalayo owenzakeleyo okanye ukungalingani kwezemfundo-kwaye kwakubaluleke ngakumbi ukuba agxininise ekubeni alungele. Kwaye ngokuqinisekileyo, yiloo nto kanye eyenzekayo kumdlalo olandelayo.

Ngaphezu kwayo nantoni na, u-Atencio ukhumbuza abadlali bakhe ngomfanekiso omkhulu, ukuba kutheni baseDe Anza kunye nokuba badlala ntoni. Yinto ayenzileyo ngalo lonke ixesha lomsebenzi wakhe wokuqeqesha.

Kuthathwa njengenkokeli kwiqela kuzo zonke ii-akhawunti, iziko le-sophomore uCraig Bell weza kuDe Anza ngesiphakamiso sikayise, owadlala no-Atencio kwi-Yerba Buena High School eSan Jose kwaye kwakhona kwiKholeji yaseSan Jose City.

Uthe umqeqeshi wayengumqeqeshi olungileyo kwaye ufumene okuhle kakhulu kubadlali bakhe, utshilo uBell, oneminyaka engama-21, omele i-6-foot-3, 300-plus. Ukuza kuthi ga ngoku, izinto ziyalunga. Njengabadlali abaninzi, uBell unethemba lokufika kwinqanaba lobuchwephesha, kodwa uceba ukuya kwisayikholoji njengendlela yokubuyela umva.

Ngokuphathelele ukudlalela umqeqeshi othe ngqo kuwe, uBell uthi unomthwalo omkhulu ekufumaneni intlonipho yomdlali.

Sithenga kuyo kuba uyasiqesha, kwaye ucinga ukuba sinayo into efunekayo ukuze sidlale kwinqanaba eliphezulu kwaye sicele umngeni kumaqela akwinqanaba eliphezulu, utshilo. Ukukwazi ukukhuphisana naloo maqela kwaye soyise loo maqela, oko kusinika ukuzithemba ukudlala kwinqanaba eliqhumayo kwaye sidlale ngokusemandleni ethu.

Ngelixa ezinye iinkqubo zekholeji zasekuhlaleni zinezibonelelo kunye neenjongo zokwenza uninzi lokuqasha ngaphandle kwendawo, u-Atencio uhamba ngayo ngenye indlela.

Uthi indlela yakhe yokujonga ubuninzi betalente yasekhaya eMzantsi Bay kwaye yenza abaqeqeshi bezikolo eziphakamileyo kunye nabadlali bazi ukuba iDe Anza College lithuba elihle, kwibala lebhola kunye naseklasini.

Ngokuhlala ekuhlaleni, uthi, uyakwazi ngcono ukwakha ubudlelwane obuhlala buhleli nobanentsingiselo ngakumbi nezikolo eziphakamileyo. Ngelixa abaqeshwa abaphuma ngaphandle kwelizwe banokufumana inkqubo ibe yimbaleki ephumelele iminyaka embalwa, u-Atencio ukhetha ukufaka umjelo wabadlali abaqinileyo abasuka kwindawo yasekhaya.

Kwaye ucace kakhulu malunga nokuba ulandela bani, naye.

Sinelizwi elithi, 'OKG: Uhlobo lwethu lwabafana,' abafana abazimisele ukuhlawula ixabiso, utshilo u-Atencio. Ayinguye wonke umntu, hayi ababuthathaka bentliziyo. Sinokulindela okuphezulu eklasini nakwibala lebhola, kwaye ukuba bazimisele ukwenza oko, yiloo nto siyifunayo.

Ininzi kuphela inkqubo yebhola ekhatywayo enokuyenza ukuze ube nokuhlala uphumelele. Ekugqibeleni, yehla kwitalente: Nokuba unayo okanye awunayo.

Ibhola ekhatywayo yaseDe Anza ibona inzuzo yayo kumqeqeshi wayo oyintloko, onobudlelwane kuyo yonke iSanta Clara Valley.

Uyayazi intili; uphumelele apha kwaye ubazi abantu abaninzi, utshilo uMurphy. Kwaye ke, into ayizisileyo lunxibelelwano olunzulu kuluntu.

Ngokwenene, izikolo zamabanga aphakamileyo zasekuhlaleni ziyaqala ukuqaphela. Ngamanye amaxesha kukutyelela, ngamanye amaxesha kukufowuna, kodwa u-Atencio uqinisekile ukuba uhlala edibene noluntu.

Amaxesha amaninzi, uthi, akukho malunga nokuphembelela abadlali; imalunga nokwazisa abaqeqeshi indlela abadlali babo abaqhuba ngayo kwaye babambe ixesha labo lebhola ekhatywayo.

Udlula ngasezikolweni abuze ngabantwana. Kwiminyaka emininzi ngaphambi koko, akukho mntu e-De Anza onokuza enze loo nto; Ubeka ixesha elongezelelweyo, utsho uCharlie Bostic, umqeqeshi webhola ekhatywayo oyintloko kwiSikolo samaBanga aPhakamileyo saseHomestead, owayedlalela u-Atencio-emva koko waba ngumncedisi-e-De Anza ngo-1987-88. UDan uzama ukufumana italente yasekhaya, ecocekileyo.

Ungoyiki

Siziva ngathi sinokunyuka ngokuchasene nabani na kwaye ekugqibeleni simbethe ukuba siza nesimo sengqondo esifanelekileyo. Wonke umntu unokholo lokuba siliqela leentshatsheli, utshilo uDan Winter, i-sophomore ye-6-foot-4, i-245-pound ekhuselayo enomdla ovela kwizikolo zePac-12 ezifana ne-Arizona, UCLA kunye ne-Oregon State.

Ubusika bafika eDe Anza ngethemba lokufumana isifundi sokudlala ibhola kwinqanaba elilandelayo. Kodwa wayenazo zonke iinjongo zokusebenzisa iinkqubo ze-stellar academic zesikolo, ukufunda ubunjineli kwimeko apho amaphupha akhe kwibala lebhola awela phantsi.

Ekunye nabalingane bakhe, uBusika ubona iiDons njengamandla anokubalwa, kungakhathaliseki ukuba bajongana nabani kwi-gridiron.

Ukuya kumdlalo kunye neKholeji yesiXeko saseSan Francisco, iiDons zazikhwele phezulu emva kokufumana impumelelo engama-21-20 ngokuchasene neKholeji yaseFoothill kwiveki nje engaphambili. Abaqeqeshi badibanisa ukuchithwa kwefilimu oko kwaziwa ngokuba yi-Drive, ukuhamba emva kwexesha lomdlalo wehla ebaleni ubanjwe ngumdlalo wesine kunye nomgomo okhawulezayo we-Vicente Lopez oye watywina uloyiso.

Abadlali bathi sisimo seqela sokungatsho-kufa esibonakalise ukuba singumahluko kulo mdlalo.

Sasinabatsha abaninzi kulo nyaka uphelileyo, ngoko ke siye sadlala kunye kwaye sinekhemistri elungileyo, utshilo uMat Schmidt wesibini, i-6-foot-3, i-225-pound tight end. Sinabafundi abatsha abazayo kulo nyaka, ke banesiphiwo kwaye bayangena. Sonke sisondele kakhulu, kwaye sidlala nzima.

I-Dons intloko kwimpelaveki kunye nomdlalo wenkomfa obalulekileyo ngokuchasene neKholeji yaseMerced ngo-Oct. uphumelele.

Iqela ligxile ekuphumeleleni umdlalo olandelayo, kodwa injongo yeyomnye ubuntshatsheli benkomfa, uloyiso lomdlalo wesitya kwaye ekugqibeleni, ubuntshatsheli belizwe.

Asizukuphumelela yonke imidlalo, kodwa ndiyafuna. Nantso into esiyilwelayo, utshilo uAtencio.

I-Atencio ayilolitye lokunyathela; uliliwa. Ngoku kunyaka wakhe we-42 wokuqeqesha, uzisa umthwalo wamava kwaye, okona kubaluleke kakhulu, uzinzo kwinkqubo yebhola yeDe Anza. Kukwasisiqinisekiso esihle esikolweni ukuba uceba ukwenza uDe Anza ukuba amise okokugqibela.

Iinjongo zam nguDe Anza; yiyo le, utshilo uAtencio. Yakha le kwaye uqiniseke ukuba iyahambelana.

Kuza kubakho amahla-ndinyuka, wongezelela. Kulula xa uphumelela iintshatsheli ezimbini ngasemva; yeyesithathu inzima.

Ukuba oko kuyenzeka kakuhle, kunokuvakala nje njengesizini yebhola ekhatywayo unyaka wonke eDe Anza College.

Ukufumana ulwazi oluthe kratya malunga neKholeji yaseDe Anza kunye nenkqubo yebhola ekhatywayo yesikolo, ndwendwela www.deanza.edu .




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