This is written from the books perspective:
Stefan Salvatore, the perfect heighted dark haired, hazel eyes, brooding vampire comes to his new home, Fells Church as a seventeen year old and strikes and odd bargain that he never expected to happen in eternity.
Matt Honeycutt, the tall, blonde haired, baby blue eyes jock at Robert E Lee High School met an adventure face to fang, this was something he too, never ever expected to happen in his only lifetime.
From these two unlikely figures become friends when things became bad for Stefan, all because of one girl, but that's another story which links into this one.
The scent of the girl nearly drives Stefan mad with thirst but he pursues forward as he must to keep up his human charade. Her beauty, the perfume of her scent, the presence of her mind all magnified specifically to Stefan but he won't allow himself to get caught under her power.
The girl is attracted to him too but to a somewhat different level of longing. Plotting to make him hers, the girl, Elena, tries to get him to talk to her and unknowingly, almost get's herself killed as he thinks about her slender neck which would have led to his fangs escaping.
A previous conversation with Matt Honeycutt saves both Stefan and Elena. American Football. The one thing Stefan always loved. Another thing he could do splendidly because of his vampire features.
Matt takes Stefan to football tryouts with confusion edging on his mind since Stefan had previously turned down his offer of him coming to tryouts.
From here, it all went uphill and downhill for the friendship of these two gorgeous boys but all the same, they remained loyal.