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Alipate fueled by love of competition

Updated: October 28, 2008, 3:17 PM ET
By Jon Mahoney | ESPNRISE.com

Jefferson (Minn.) senior quarterback Moses Alipate will compete against anyone -- or anything, for that matter.

When Alipate was five, his parents bought him a pair of sneakers that lit up when he ran. Alipate was incredibly excited about the shoes, and his imagination kicked in once he put them on.

Alipate thought the sneakers looked fast and were thus a challenge to his speed. So, as crazy as it sounds, he thought he'd try to outrun his sneakers. With his parents watching, ...

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