It’s been fun talking to the high school football players during fall season.
They are all pumped up and ready for football to get started, just like the fans are.
They have been working out in the weightroom all summer and some have even been allowed to don shoulder pads to knock each other around.
The first few days the teams are only allowed shorts and helmets. Then they can put on the pads.
What’s funny is that North Panola and South Panola players are already talking about the BIG game.
Even though all of the games for both teams are big games, there is nothing like an inner-county rival game. That’s the BIG game referred to here.
Unfortunately, for South Panola they have to tangle up with Clarksdale to kick the season off Aug. 28.
Well, the matchup with South Panola is North Panola’s first game of the season. So, therefore, the Cougars can set their sights on the Tigers and that is what they have done.
There’s some smack talk going on but it gives both teams a goal to meet.
I told them I was going to be standing in one of the endzones. There are some games that just try a person’s non-biasness.
With any other game, I can stand on the sideline with the local team and not worry about anything.
If I stand on either one of these team’s sidelines, I will be accused of liking one team over another.
I guess I could just stay at home and listen to Bob Norris on the radio. That would solve one problem. Then I would probably miss one of the most emotional games of the season.
Well, just like everybody else, I’ll be at the game in person. I know I have a few more weeks of hearing each team brag about who’s the best.
It wouldn’t be much of a game if one team came to play and the other team just let them have the game.
I want to see a good matchup.
See you on sidelines.