Are You Ready for Some Football?

It seems like yesterday my beloved grandson made his entrance into the world:

He grew up right before our eyes:

Tonight we attend his first game in the big stadium at Winnebago High School where he just started his freshman year:

The Winnebgo Junior Varsity team, about 20 players strong, will face a squad from Stillman Valley which travels with 60-70 players. The Cardinals may outnumber the ‘Bago Indians, but they will never outclass them.
At 14 years old RJ is almost 6’1″. His co-ordination hasn’t kept up with his growth and he sometimes runs like he has a load in his pants, but he’ll get there. Small towns really support their teams and everybody joins in the fun. Amid all the violent, ugly things going on in the world, Friday nights are like a weekly celebration of what the American spirit can achieve.
Now if we can just keep his mother under control when he gets tackled. She takes it as an affront somebody does that to her baby. Moms are like that.

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2 responses to “Are You Ready for Some Football?

  1. chrissythehyphenated

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  2. Pistol Pete

    I love my family

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