For one brief moment, the black and yellow Ottawa jersey draped over Matt Bollig’s chest made him look like he was just another football player in a room full of them. But that moment slid away as his jersey slid to his lap, revealing his white back brace and forcing his teammates and a slew of other supporters to face a tough reality.
Tough for everyone except Bollig, that is. The Braves’ junior quarterback hasn’t stopped believing he can regain movement in his legs since his weight room injury last week occurred.
“I’m going to make it through this,” said Bollig, a high school football standout from Chanute, Kan. “I don’t want to boast or anything, but I’m going to make it through this.”