#70 on the field, #1 in her heart

By: Ariana Yamasaki

As a student-athlete, it can be overwhelming if you do not have the support from home. Luckily, Troy Hepner has his mom by his side. Football has kept Troy and his mom’s relationship close and gives them time to spend together.

Troy Hepner is a junior at Cumberland Regional High School. He has been playing football for seven years and continues to play for the bond it creates between him and his mom.

Playing a sport for your parent is hard but once you try it you might actually like it. That is what happened to Troy. He started playing the game for his mom but ended up loving it. If you push yourself to try something new it might end up surprising you.