About HERD Alumni

Our Mission
The mission of the HERD Alumni Foundation is to support the Mountain Lakes Football program through our fundraising and community-building efforts. We aim to accomplish this by reuniting current and former players, coaches, and football families via the web and social events who share the same desire to see the HERD’s tradition of excellence continue for generations to come. The results of this support are tangible and can be seen with the additions of new weight room equipment, uniforms, field lights for night games, and scholarships…each of which were made possible through donations by alumni, family, and friends of the HERD. How will you make an impact?
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“The Impossible Dream”

Written by Joe Darion.

To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go

To right the unrightable wrong
And to love pure and chaste from afar
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star

This is my quest to follow that star
No matter how hopeless no matter how far
To be willing to give when there’s no more to give
To be willing to die so that honor and justice may live

And I know if I’ll only be true to this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm when I’m laid to my rest

And the world will be better for this
That one man scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star

“The Way of a Herdsman”

A Herdsman does not have to be a great athlete to be successful, but he must have an insatiable hunger for victory, absolute belief in his cause, and an invincible courage that enables him to resist those who would otherwise discourage him.

A Herdsman never depends upon luck. Rather, he always trusts his future to hard work, tenacity, preparation, and a positive attitude.

A Herdsman has the mental toughness to push himself beyond what he thinks he is capable of doing “to get up one more time.”

A Herdsman focuses on opportunities rather than problems.

A Herdsman accepts that he will never realize his potential without facing challenge.

A Herdsman learns to deal with adversity and to overcome mistakes.

A Herdsman believes that he can achieve anything for which he is willing to pay the price.

A Herdsman sees the value of every teammate and recognizes that his greatness will be measured by the sacrifices he is willing to make for the team.

A Herdsman knows that his every action reflects upon the Tradition of the Herd.

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