Real Life Friday Night Lights

3 10 2011

No, we’re not talking about Billy Bob Thornton or Coach Taylor.  We’re talking about Longview High School football.  The Lobos were taking on Lufkin, who was undefeated and ranked number 10 in the state.  The previous week Longview lost to the number 1 team in the state, which was and still is their only loss of the season.

The game started at 7:30, but we got there around 6:50 because dinner was faster than expected.  As it turns out, the majority of the fans had already arrived for the game.  And also, we learned that you have to buy tickets in advance for the Lobos if you want a seat in the bleachers.

Fortunately, we were able to get some tickets for the lawn.  Here’s a picture of the field before kickoff (and yes, they have a jumbotron).

Here’s Michele and MMK just afterkickoff.

And here’s one of me with Marry McCarthy, dancing along with the band.

Unfortunately, we had to leave at halftime because someone was getting a little sleepy and unhappy.  I told Michele to go on and MMK and I would find a ride, but we all left at once.  Longview won the game 24-10, and it was some great action for all that we saw.  We hope to get back for another home game before the end of the season.

Finally, here’s some live footage of Mary McCarthy rocking with the band.





One response

4 10 2011
Emily Kane

What, the speedy service at the Sizzler surprised you?

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