Ready 2 Rumble

Return of Ramone Green


Eli Dean

Ramone Green (senior) celebrating after a touchdown.

Kyleigh Nielsen, Junior Design Editor

 After breaking his collarbone and missing the remainder of the 2021 football season, senior running back Ramone Green has returned to the field.  

   Green started out the year with a win on Webb City, 42-19. Offensive coordinator Dustin Baldwin has respect for Green, who has worked hard to come back from his injury, with a positive attitude intact.

   “Ramone has a lot of great qualities, he’s very talented, he is strong, has a good work ethic, he’s very quick, he holds on to the ball, has good ball security and does a lot of things right,” Baldwin said. “Most of all, he’s a good person who works hard.”
  Head coach John Perry said he believes this season is starting off as well as it could, as Nixa has yet to be in the loss column this year, as of press time. He expects everyone including Green to get better as the season goes on and is thankful to have him on the team.

   “He’s pretty good, I think he’s the best running back in Missouri, he’s fantastic,” Perry said. “I’m glad he’s a Nixa Eagle.”

   Green’s passion for football started at an early age and he enjoys the time he gets to spend having fun on the field with his friends and teammates.

   “I started playing football when I was in kindergarten with flag football and that really pushed me towards playing football,” Green said. “Being with all my friends and getting that adrenaline rush and I’m a big competitor so I think that sparked my interest in football.”

   Last year, during the second game of the year in Joplin, Green suffered a broken right collarbone, which caused him to sit out the rest of the season. 

   “Having that taken away was tough on him,” Perry said. “But he managed it and has come back with a better attitude and is grateful for the opportunity to play.”