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Football: St. John Bosco has a future writer snapping the ball

May 6, 2013 |  7:16 am

Get ready for some interesting tales ahead about the St. John Bosco football team if Coach Jason Negro lets his 300-pound junior center, Elijah Zabludoff, continue to practice his writing and blocking skills.

Zabludoff loves football and writing almost as much as he does eating. He's starting to write a blog, and that could be good and bad. It's good, because it will prepare him for the future. It might be bad, if his coach doesn't like something in it.

So far, it's pretty entertaining.

Entitled, "From the Trenches," Zabludoff wrote about last season's playoff loss to Long Beach Poly.

"I sat in my locker at Vets Stadium, all my gear still on, with my head in my lap. I was drowning in my own tears and thinking of the ways I could have changed the outcome of that foggy game. Twenty minutes later, I was on the longest, quietest bus ride of my entire life."

Zabludoff also knows humor.

"My dad was waiting outside for me and I broke down in his embracing arms. My tears kept flowing as he kept uttering the words, 'You're alright son, you did your best. There's always next year.' I ate my sorrows in a 4 by 4, animal style fries and chocolate shake from In-N-Out."

A lineman who can write, eat and think.

Oh, is it going to be a fun year following the St. John Bosco Braves in 2013.

-- Eric Sondheimer