Since Will decided to start on JV Maroon rather than be third string on Varsity, he is on the same team for a second year in a row.
Even as I contemplated on how to tell you HOW FAR AWAY this game was, I could only hear the faint tune of Supertramp singing '...long way home...you took the long way home...' in my head! So, it was LONG, y'all!
We left the office at 4:30 in hopes of making the 6:30 scheduled start of the Maroon game. Being the first game of the season, and the fact that the White team played one minute shorter quarters as a concession to the Ricebirds, we arrived just as JV White Bulldogs were wrapping up with a victory of their own.
And then it was time for the JV Maroon Bulldogs to take the field!
|The Pregame Huddle:|
Complete with a prayer for strength and safety
How can it be hotter after dark than during the day? I don't get it!
|Ready To Take The Field|
|Will is READY for some football!|
|Took Him Slap Off His Feet!!!|
|Lots Of Water Was Needed As The Temperatures Were In The High 90's...Even At 7 PM!|
Will played a little defense as well on Thursday night. It was good game, with the Bulldogs leading up until the fourth quarter. The pressure of being down by four points with seconds left on the clock brought out the best in our guys. Will had his best play of the game, when with twenty something seconds left to play, he opened up a hole the size of Texas for his running back to make the game winning touchdown.
It was amazing to behold...we were so amazed, we forgot to take any pictures!
We "took the long way home, the long way home, long way home"!!!