Football runs through Isaac Pearson’s bloodline. Both his father and brother played. But the sophomore from Maplewood, Missouri chose a different field.
“My mom’s like, soccer’s your thing. She doesn’t want me to get hurt, too. But soccer’s something I really liked,” Isaac Pearson said.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights High School — Pearson’s school — also has a proud tradition of football, having gone to the state championship as recently as 2010.
“A great year. That was a great football team,” said school board president Nelson Mitten looking at the school’s trophy case.