Editor's note: This is the piece, written by Bridget McFadden, that was published in Teen Ink's October magazine.
Bright lights flicker on and off. Music is blaring from the speakers. A man's voice comes on.
"Up next is Jim Thorpe High School. Now let's hear it for Lebanon Cedars!"
The crowd went crazy. My heart pounds as loud as a gong. My stomach feels like I'm about to revisit everything I ate that day. My hands are suddenly drenched in sweat and shaking. My teammates notice.