Malachi Hansen

Class of 2021 senior goodbye


I am very thankful for the friendships that I have made throughout my time at Carroll. I have met great people through Carroll and have made friendships that will hopefully last a while. Playing football allowed me to gain so many brothers who I know I can count on for anything. When quarantine started, I began to realize that not everyone is actually your friend. Those who I considered my good friends were turning into strangers. On top of that, Covid completely ruined our senior year. However, God got me through it. The nights when I felt alone or things weren’t going my way, I found comfort knowing that God is always there for me. The days where I can’t find motivation to workout or do my work, God gave me the strength to get through it. There are a handful of people who have helped me throughout my life but the only person who has been there with me through everything is God. I won’t ever give up on him because I know he will never give up on me. 

Being on the Carroll football team was different than most teams I’ve played for. Because of poor records in their recent history, the team was always hated on. Opponents, fans, and even people at Carroll would look down on us. Our mistakes were screamed and achievements were whispered. But this is what drove us. Being the underdog made us go harder. Feeling like it was us against the world brought us much closer together. It’s easy to sit back and take the heat but that’s not what we wanted to do. We wanted to change things. Because of that, we worked in unison all for one goal. And I am proud to say that in my junior year, we did that. We beat Roman in a Turkey Bowl, which earned us a winning record that Carroll hasn’t seen in a while. I will never forget my dawgs and I’m proud of how much adversity we were able to overcome throughout the years.