Friday, October 16, 2015

The game ball.

Good morning, it it Friday!

Last night was without a doubt the most thrilling high school football game I've ever witnessed. KL's homecoming game against Tahoma started off rough, we were behind 0-21 after seven minutes! It looked like it was going to be a long night on the field. But an onside kick and a punt recovery brought the Falcons right back for halftime. With two minutes left KL finally took the lead, but with two seconds left Tahoma kicked a field goal to tie the game and send it to overtime. The Bears got the ball first, but KL blocked their field goal attempt. Amazing! Then KL kicked one in themselves for the victory! Way to go KL!
Per tradition, the Cross Country team carries a game ball from school to the field. About a 10 mile run. Hansen is about half way back in this photo.
And here they are, the XC team on the track with the game ball.
Here is a band picture for Preston. The band director did one of the coolest things I've ever seen for a halftime type show, and maybe it was done every year and I just don't remember. He got the band ready to play while staged on the track. When he lifted his baton to signal, every band member with their instruments started running all over the field. Then when they stopped running all around, they were in this perfect KL formation. Fun.

So what else has been going on? I had a nice birthday! Thanks everyone for the nice birthday wishes. Preston came home from college for the weekend which was a nice treat for all of us. Preston and I played some tennis, we had a family birthday party, then Maren and I went out to the theatre while the kids stayed home and played video games and caught up.
Speaking of video games, Preston was hoping I'd send him the connectors for the old Nintendo Game Cube so they could do some retro (retro for his age that is) gaming while at college. I got them out to snap a picture to make sure they were the right ones, and the cat promptly sat right on them! I guess I covered his spot or something.

See you tomorrow.

3 comments:

Ellen said...

That sounds like an exciting football game, including the half time show!

Amber said...

10-MILES!?

Julian Slane said...

Yup, 10 miles for KL to French Field. They split it up into 3 legs of a relay, but some kids did the whole thing. Hansen is every bit as smart as he looks, and chose the first leg only so he could take a shower and have some dinner before the game! And yes, he joined the rest of the team (as did others who ran one leg) for the lap around the track.