Nostalgic about football season
Oh, how sad is the end of football season. No more goal line stands, no more long touchdowns, no more getting together on Friday nights to root on the maroon and white. That being said, I think I might just cry. Like a small child who was told to eat their vegetables.
Of course there will be basketball games, baseball games, soccer games and more, but in my opinion, despite how fun they are, no other sporting competition comes close to the appeal of football games. The brisk weather, the screaming fans, the smell of freshly-cut grass and random foods, the painted field — it’s the perfect combination. Like salt and pepper, or Calvin and Hobbes. Maybe even Republicans and Democrats. Maybe.
Oh, did I forget to mention Fifth Quarter? Friends having a third dinner and fellowship — ‘Nuff said.
In my personal opinion, this was the best year yet for football at FC. The new field, the new press box, the new snack area, and the bands, all combined to create a phenomenal experience every time. Parents stepped up to help serve food, students stepped up to set up the field, help the team out (whether by playing or managing) and cheer them on.
By the way, the team was awesome. The guys were playing through injuries, listening to coaches and all around just being a team. No football game is won by one player, although one can change the course of it. Like when a certain Austin Rurik runs for 304 yards in a single game. That would beat the NFL record for rushing yards in a game, mind you. Or when Joshua Grinage averages nearly 12 tackles a game. Everybody pulled through this year.
Let me just say that when everybody comes together the way we did this season, it is a beautiful thing.