Diary: School flying by for Hill

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A few Tennessee football commitments have agreed to work alongside InsideTennessee.com to diary their senior seasons and final year of high school.

Alden Hill was among the first who volunteered to share some of his thoughts and his life with our readership.

In Marlington (Ohio) High School's 42-6 win over visiting Akron Garfield last week, Hill galloped for 153 yards on 20 carries and two touchdowns (7, 13). He now has 468 rushing yards in their two games combined.

Read below to see what Alden had to say in another installment as he and his fellow Dukes prepare to travel to Poland Seminary. Kickoff is Friday night at 7.

It's Week 3 in high school football, and that leaves the Marlington Dukes 2-0. My team had great momentum early on against Akron Garfield and held them scoreless until we pulled our starters late in the fourth.

We face Poland this week and after last year's victory of 40-24, they definitely have their calendars marked.

I was glad to hear that our Vols took care of business with a win over Montana. I was very upset to hear that the game was going to be played on pay per view and that I couldn't record the game and watch it as originally planned.

Glad that the team got a win despite having a lot of young blood in the starting lineup. As a player on a team who struggles with depth due to plenty of underclassmen starters, it's nice to  hear that the team pulled together and got a win. I'm sure coach Dooley was just as excited as the fans in Neyland stadium to win the season opener for Big Orange Country.

Today marked the first day of my senior year in high school, and quite frankly I am glad to be back in the dull routine for the last time.

It's funny how four years can disappear. How maturity was once a concept freshmen ignored and in time welcomed by them just a few years later. I used to watch the seniors in envy of how they seemed to have it all figured out, and how they couldn't wait to leave.

It seems the same hallways I have ran down, the same bathroom walls filled with jokes I have read, and the same lunch schedule I have come to memorize in the past three years, have became foreign. For I have only looked at them for what they are and not for the closure they have brought me. Assuming that for some reason they will never change, that somehow that graduation was a 100 years away.

As I walked into school today I watched the freshmen stare at me with that familiar look, and I couldn't help envying how much time they have left.


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