Humans of FHC: Ivan Wheland


“I started flag football around first or second grade. One time, during my first [football] season, I had the ball, and I was running down [the field]. Then, my shoe came off. I stopped in the middle of the play to try to grab my shoe, and everyone else stopped because nobody knew what was going on.

Growing up, [playing football] has become more rewarding. Practices are more treacherous and difficult than they were when I was younger, but it’s more rewarding. It’s a great team environment; it’s like a brotherhood, almost.

This season, [my teammate] hit a game-winning field goal, and for the rest of the day, everybody was so happy. I’ll never forget how crazy everybody was going. It was definitely a highlight of this year.”