Semi-pro football players aren’t just football players. They are husbands and fathers and employees. They have other responsibilities in their lives besides football, and sometimes those responsibilities take first priority.
Lorenzo Esquivel is going to be the Wenatchee Valley Rams’ workhorse running back, but the two-time defending Washington Football League champions found out how valuable depth can be in their Saturday game against the Palouse Thunder.
WENATCHEE — Before the start of last season, Kinley Pope and Haley Hess battled for the shortstop the Wenatchee Valley College softball team. Hess won out, but Pope wasn’t benched; she eventually won the starting gig at third base.