LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – On a dreary November afternoon, the sights and sounds at Trojan Discipline are the identical as final yr. However as Tri County prepares for its semifinal sport, there’s somebody lacking.
Lucas Weise was one in all Tri County’s greatest gamers on the crew in 2019 and had hoped of main the Trojans to a state championship his senior yr. Nonetheless, an accident over the summer season modified Weise’s life endlessly.
“We went over to one in all my buddy’s homes to go swim for a bit of bit as a result of it was a sizzling summer season day and dove into the pool head-first and that’s when it hit me like, wow, my highschool profession is over,” stated Weise.
As a substitute of practising with classmates, the 6-4 three-sport athlete began his street to restoration at Madonna.
“It nearly introduced a tear to my eye after I first began transferring my arms after which I moved my fingers and I attempted to not freak out however when you possibly can’t transfer it for a very long time and also you get it again, it’s an actual particular second.”
Whereas Weise fought for any feeling, the Trojans took it upon themselves to “Get the Dub for L-Dub”
“Not listening to his identify introduced after we’re listening to starters, it was sufficient to maneuver me to tears the primary few video games,” stated Tri County quarterback Cole Siems, a buddy of Weise’s since grade faculty.
Simply months after his accident, Weise was again attending practices and video games.
“He’s pushing us to get higher and if he’s seeing us not giving 100% out right here, he’s gonna inform us he’s not giving us our 100%,” stated Siems.
Including Weise, “Each time I’m having a tough day or something like that, I consider how arduous they’re working and it makes me wish to work actually more durable.”
Tri County is at the moment undefeated this season and can play Dundy County Stratton on Friday evening.
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