Friday, February 19, 2010

Rewrite Interview for Newspaper Reporting

Football is the sport of mammoth men, who enjoy pushing and shoving each

other for over three hours through any and all kinds of weather. Many get to look

forward to a future of arthritis, concussions and all kinds of other ailments that

come from the game they love. For a precious few of these athletes, this game

rewards them with championship titles or individual honors, the celebrity spotlight

and financial rewards. But most never make it to this level in their careers.

For Floyd Wafer of the East Central University Tigers, this game has had

much greater value than any award or reward could give him. Wafer plays the game

of football the same way he lives his life. He takes great pride in what he does both

on and off the football field. For Wafer football is a happy retreat from the real world

and playing the game is fun.

Wafer was born July 20, 1988. Gardena, Calif. He is the son of Floyd and

Carlette Wafer. Floyd Jr. first picked up a pigskin at age twelve, never dreaming that

this game would be the thing that changed his life, or that would cause him to drop

everything and move across the country.

Wafer played high school football at Moreno Valley High School in California.

He had nine total tackles and four solo stops his last year of high school. Wafer begin

his college career with six of his high school teammates at the College of the Desert

Junior College (California.)

When East Central offered him a scholarship to play defensive tackle, the six foot two inch, 280 pound Wafer packed his bags and set out on a new journey in his life. He decided to transfer to ECU to continue his football career and major in mass communication.

“Football has helped me be a team player, and it has helped me handle

overcoming the ups and down in life by pushing through them and working hard to

be the best,” Wafer said. “It has also helped me further my education.”

Ada was a little different from the world that Wafer left in California. A lot

quieter and more relaxed. To Wafer it seemed a little boring, but he would have to

learn to fit into his new surroundings and his new team. Something made easier by

the laid back nature of the campus and the rural Oklahoma community.

ECU didn’t win a game in 2009 going 0-11 as Wafer watched from the bench as he was

red shirting, he will look to help the Tigers as a fifth year senior next season.

“The team is in a building process, being so young we’re getting better every

week,” Wafer said.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Best Dinner

Thanksgiving evening 2008, the Carwile family welcomed in our new members, my brothers wife Lisa and beautiful baby daughter Rivkah, to our annual family feast my mom and youngest brother Sean and myself had been cooking since the day before trying to get everything just right.

We set down to eat about 5:00 p.m. And enjoyed the most delicious turkey, succulent stuffing, buttery mash potatoes with gravy, sweet cranberry sauce, steamy broccoli casserole, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes casserole, fresh out of the oven rolls and the most spectacular pies of all times.

It was the most amazing dinner ever and the atmosphere was wonderful as the food and fellowship was enjoyed by all.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

ECU Women Basketball Lose Three Straight

East Central University drop their third straight game 82-73, to Southeastern Oklahoma State University, (Durant.) Making their record for the year 10-11, to spite 18 points each from guards Casi Rawls and Jourdan Clark.

Freshman Clark was 4-5 from 3-point range, but the Tigers couldn't overcome the Savage Storm 52-33 advantage on the boards. ECU held a slight halftime lead 31-30, on a last second Rawls three.

SOSU started the second half, with five straight points and on way to a 7-1 run, that the Tigers would never come back from.

ECU had three other double figure scorers Danielle Cox and Krista Bullis each had 12 points and Indhira Ramirez chipped in 10 points. But the Savage Storm was just too much.

The Tigers next game will be tonight vs. Texas A&M-Commerce 6 p.m. at the Kerr Center.