Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday Night Lights Kickoff

Well, it is that time of year again. Football is in the air! It even seemed to be in the breeze that was blowing last night.

We have had cooler temperatures the last three days. Highs in the 90's instead of the 100's. The changes are most evident in the early mornings and late evenings.

Will is currently playing for the Bulldogs on the JV Maroon team. Way back when I was in high school, JV meant Junior High...not so in Texas football. The high schools have Freshmen teams, Sophomore teams, Junior Varsity and Varsity. Waller has opted out of a Sophomore team and instead have a JV Maroon and a JV White team. All WHS teams, except the Varsity team, play on Thursday nights.

(Junior High plays on Tuesday you could attend Bulldog games three nights a week if you were a die hard football fan. And then, of course, there is pee wee football, if you are a football fanatic!)

This year Will is wearing the number 54.

Isn't he handsome in his uniform?
Last night the Bulldogs met the El Campo Ricebirds on the field. (I am still not sure what a Ricebird is...their website shows a white eagle-looking bird in a red jersey.) Apparently, there used to be a lot of rice fields around El Campo, hence the mascot of a Ricebird.

Will is playing on the offensive line this year. So, I saw a lot of this...

and this...

and this, through my camera lens.

Followed by a lot of this...

and this...

and some of this...

and the chaos that this seems to be.

I like it better when Bri takes the pictures. Then I can concentrate on the game itself. I lose too much of the action when I am focusing through a long range camera lens.

To approach the subject delicately, I will leave you with a picture of the final score board.

Enough said.


Anonymous said...

I noticed when you asked if Will is handsome you showed his backside. Will, I might take offense to that if I were you. ha ha. Loved the pics of the game though. I looked online and couldn't find anything for Rice bird or Riceland bird. I don't think that is an actual name of a bird. I think they made it up. As far as the score goes, I'm sure y'all will do better next time.


Fonda said...

Rita, I'm a little backwards. I comment and then post the I was saying that he was #54 (see picture of back) and then isn't he cute (see picture facing forward). Sorry for the confusion! You know how slow I can be at times!

Brenda said...

That's my boy go Will yes he's handsome in #54. Send his schedule please.

Go Bulldogs!!!

Anonymous said...

He is handsome in his uniform! Go Will......The rice birds around here are black with orange color on their wings....kinda like a Baltimore Oriole. Pictures of the game were great. IF ya'll are coming to Arkansas this weekend, stop by and see my new trailer. Love ya'll, Aunt Fran