PREP SPORTS: ‘Don’t take anything for granted’: Vinemont’s Isaac Moody recaps Eagle years

Vinemont’s Isaac Moody. (Courtesy of Isaac Moody)

VINEMONT, Ala. — In this interview, I talked to Vinemont senior Isaac Moody and he shared some of his favorite sports memories from his time as an Eagle. He also got a chance to play alongside some great teammates and seniors as well and he learned a thing or two during that experience.

“My favorite memories were always feeding off the crowd’s energy with my teammates in big-time situations. Also, just any time a plan was executed to perfection, and it caused us to one-up our opponents, that was definitely a great feeling as well. This past basketball season, though, was special because it was the best season that Vinemont’s had in a long time. I believe it’ll be the start of a turnaround for the program,” Moody said. “It caused me to respect what little time I had left in high school. It was amazing playing with those guys on each team. I could definitely depend on each of them for anything.”

He added,

“Being with the same group of guys for over 10 years, it allowed us to become very close. I would say they are my brothers. We all helped each other out with anything and it’s great being able to have those types of people in your life. On the sports side of things, there was never a lack of competition trying to out-do your friend in practice. We all pushed each other to become the best versions of ourselves.”

Isaac got to play for some great coaches in football and basketball and talked about some of his favorite high school memories.

“Coach Stephen Robinson and coach Cody Harris instilled toughness into my head years ago and that was a major thing down the road that helped me out a lot. Coach Preston Boyd taught me many life lessons and was most definitely a father figure to me, so I can’t thank him enough for what he has done for me. All of my coaches were understanding and able to listen. They all compromised very well. In tough situations, they always knew exactly what to say or do,” Moody said. “Some of my favorite memories were just being able to come to school with great teachers and some good friends. It felt like a big family all the time.”

Vinemont will remain really close to Isaac’s heart and talked about what will he remember and what he will miss the most.

“It is a very welcoming and comfortable place to be. The teachers and staff are amazing. They are always willing to go beyond their job requirements. Anyone can fit in and feel welcomed at Vinemont. It’s just an all-around great school,” he said. “I’ll remember all the good things that people did for me while I was there, and I’ll definitely miss sports the most.”

Isaac gave some advice to the students that will be starting high school in August.

“My advice to them would be to do all the things that you can during your time in high school. Don’t take anything for granted. If there is something you want to do, go for it. High school is what you make of it.”

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