Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"I don't need the visit, I'm joining Gero": Sol Hayama

 Hayato Hayama, the grandfather of Sol Hayama.

"I don't need the visit, I'm joining Gero": Sol Hayama

By Carol Craftman
The Spirit News
September 11, 2076

Solomon Shizuo Hayama, the grandson of Hayato Hayama and Yukino Yukinoshita, and a close friend of cornerback Geronimo Hikigaya, is a third-year upperclassman at Brisbane State High School as well as a native of Brisbane. A recent adopter of the sport of gridiron, Sol, as he is known, was offered a scholarship to join the team as a tight end. Turns out, it was something that he could not pass up. Sol makes history as the first-ever Instacommit for Leafa College.

"I don't even need to worry about making the visit, I am going to commit to the school and join Gero in Canberra," said Sol from his residence in the heart of town. "I know I was born to be a Leafa Boy and I need to show everyone that I can be a start at the tight end position from the get-go.

"I heard that lots of local and national recruiting is taking place to fill in the void but there are some people who aren't staying in Australia and are taking the plunge to head across the Pacific. They're crazy. Leafa is home to the best college gridiron team in the world. It's our sport now, we play the game better than the Yanks, Germans and Japanese combined, even though I'm part Japanese myself. So I want to take this time to say that it is an honor to be part of the greatest gridiron programme in the country and I will do my best to uphold the tradition that's been building here since the formative years in the 40s."

Leafa face the Michigan Wolverines this weekend as the Spirit hope to wrap up a successful season-opening road trip. The match will be broadcast on 5AO and the 5AO Leafa Sports Radio Network, One and One World Sports globally.