Senior spotlight: Matt Grzybowksi


Jennifer Stankevich

“I have always had a love for the game of football since I was a little kid,” Bay Port senior Matt Grzybowski said. “The feeling of running out of the tunnel onto the field with your teammates is second to none.”

Matt has been playing football since fourth grade. He is also involved in track and field, and wrestling. Despite staying busy with athletics, Matt also takes part in NHS and volunteers for YSL.

It was his love for the game since he was little that has fueled his passion for football. “[But] I have learned that you will need help
along the way to reach your goals,” Matt said.

He adds that during his time as an athlete he has learned responsibility; he notes that everyone has their own role and they are responsible for it. And when they execute their role, it can benefit the entire team. He also believes the ability to adapt to adversity can determine the outcome of the season.

“Covid took the fall football season away from us players, which was devastating,” Matt said. ”But we looked on the bright side. We now have six extra months to prepare for the season when it comes in the spring.”

The Fox River Classic Conference (FRCC) voted to postpone the fall football season to the spring because of COVID-19. The Bay Port football team is currently participating in a 7-on-7 non-contact football league hosted by West De Pere coach Chris Greisen and National Youth Football Organization operator Steve Childers.

“This has taught us all to never take what we cherish for granted because it can be taken away before you know it,” Matt said.
Matt’s family and friends are his biggest group of supporters.

“They attend all my events and support me through all my ups and downs.” He added, “My friends and teammates push me to be better everyday and I am thankful for them.”

Matt will further his education at the University of Sioux Falls and says he will major in business.