PC report instances | Suko leaves his final highschool soccer discipline as a champion
WHEAT COUNTRY – Not many athletes can finish a high school football field with a win their last time, but Adam Suko, a 2021 Wheatland High School graduate, can include that achievement on his ever-expanding résumé.
“It was fun and exciting,” said Suko as he shared the experience that only a select few seniors in Wyoming state can talk about. “I think the north won a lot more than the south, but this year we beat the north 34:32.”
In 48 years the South has only won 18 times and has not won this All-Star game since 2012. This year’s southern team scored the sixth highest score in the history of the southern team and Suko gives a clue as to why.
“I think we were much more united than the northern team,” said Suko. “We all got on so well and the chemistry was right. We always laughed and teased each other and encouraged each other. “
The southern team fell back 14-0 early on and it looked like the north would win again. Wanting none of this defeatism or discouragement, the south raged until the fourth quarter and then held the line.
“We’ve practiced a lot this week,” said Suko. “Aside from the hour they gave us to eat, we would spend the nights doing various activities together. One night we went to the cinema, another night we went bowling and then we also had a casino night. Friday was media day, so it was pretty exciting before the game. “
Suko, who was an outstanding running back in Wheatland and attending Chadron State College in Nebraska that fall, was placed at the cornerback for the Shrine Bowl.
“I’ve never played this position before, but I think I did really well,” said Suko. “The fourth quarter was a real challenge as they were behind and threw down passes.”
Suko said it was exciting and fulfilling to walk off the field with a win in his last high school football game.
“It was an honor for me too,” he said.
Suko, who was due to have surgery for a fatigue fracture in his foot, postponed the surgery so he could play baseball with the Lobos and attend the shrine game this summer. It’s a must have surgery, but he played fully with the fracture. Proof of its hardness and its resilience.
“We’ll see what happens in Chadron this fall,” he said. “If they put my red shirt on, I’ll have an operation this fall, but if not, I’ll see to it next spring that I won’t do any more sport. They tell me the recovery time is about three months. “
Although he plays injured, he never gives his enemy a chance to see him limp, complain, or give up. He leaves an impeccable legacy when he leaves the Wheatland sports fields.