Hollywood High’s Steven Leon makes use of soccer to honor brother

Hollywood Excessive’s soccer staff has gone from winless in 2021 to playoff sure with 5 victories in 2022, and one of many key gamers has been linebacker Steven Leon, a staff captain who has overcome a household tragedy that examined his beliefs.

In Might 2021, two gunmen opened fireplace throughout a Mom’s Day social gathering, killing Leon’s 29-year-old brother, Alfonso Leon Jr., and wounding three others.

“He taught me everything about football,” Leon mentioned. “He wasn’t here to see me play.”

Each sport, Leon thinks of his brother.

When Leon was enjoying final season and the Sheiks went 0-8, quitting was by no means thought of. He stored preventing and honoring his brother. Now the Sheiks, beneath first-year coach Alastair Jones, are 5-3 total and 3-1 within the Central League.

He’s having enjoyable once more, and soccer has helped him transfer ahead together with his life.