For a typical American teenager, sports are just a way to have fun. However, Terra Linda Junior Dominic Martinez is not your typical American teenager. On average, he spends about 5 hours everyday perfecting his craft as one of Terra Linda’s star hybrid. However, Martinez is also a student who must spend even more time hitting the books. According to the Junior, “I have to stay in at lunch or wake up early to do homework. Sometimes I have to go to bed late.”
This past friday, the Trojans faced off against cross-town rivals San Rafael High School for what would be the 55th annual Bell Game. With many people in attendance, the Trojans managed to pull of a 45-3 victory and keep the bell in the arms of Troy for the 14th consecutive season. Martinez played a huge role in this game by rushing for 154 yards on 10 carries. When I asked Martinez on how he was able to have such a stellar performance. The junior stated, “I think my team came together and my linemen really opened up some good holes for me. Also it was a really good atmosphere which really motivated me to come out and produce.”
When I asked his teammate Kevin Mazariegos on how Martinez played, stated, “He’s kept his eyes up and has been able to find the holes to run through. He did a really good job against SR by doing this.”
Senior Corey Swenson also had some good things to say about Martinez’s leadership and play. “He leads by example. He’s always the one who has watched the most film. He plays both ways and he doesn’t take himself out even when he’s hella tired. His play is inspiring.”
With the season coming to an end, the Trojans are looking to win out in order to gain a higher seed for NCS playoffs. Their upcoming games include a game against Petaluma this Friday night.