Saturday, November 29, 2008

Football, weather and Texas roads

I am very disappointed. Our Friday night ritual has ended this season. I have to say, I am very blessed to be part of my son's football career. He is a wonderful player and I can proudly say, I have only missed one of his games this year! Beat that! We have for the past three weekends traveled at least an hour and half to watch the Normangee Panthers Football team play their hearts out in the playoffs. We have succeeded in beating two teams, Itasca and Evadale. The last game was against Maud Cardinals in Whitehouse, Texas. This little community was over two hours away from us up Hwy 79. The rain was coming down in sheets so we stopped at the Wal-mart in Jacksonville for plastic ponchos. We all came prepared, cow bells, coats, blankets, gloves, hats, stadium seats, etc. The game was uber exciting. We were down 21 to 6 at the half. Our boys, mine included, battled back to 22 to 21 in the third quarter. The fans in the stands were wild with excitement. Our cow bells were ringing with glee. We were gonna "pluck the cardinals"! Needless to say, the Cardinals did overcome the Panthers but we are insanely proud of our players!

As a sidebar, my heart and prayers go out tonight to the Harris and Reyes families. Kylee Harris lost her life on Hwy 79 after a car wreck. Your families will be in my prayers and thoughts.

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