As Don Meredith used to sing, on Monday night football, when the game was over and usually before the clock was out of time, “Turn out the lights the party’s over.” That is exactly how I feel about the season when it is over. The party is over!
The preparation for the party is beginning now, for next year’s party. Sure, take a couple of weeks off to renew but make no mistake about it the party is coming and is only about six or seven months away.
All the other sports we do doing the off-season such as basketball, wrestling, tennis, golf, track etc. just get us ready and keep us in some sort of shape for the real sport of football. The greatest game man ever invented.
Why is football the greatest game ever invented you ask? Because it takes all kinds of young men to play the game. Big, small, tall, short, heavy, not so heavy, fast, slow, kickers, punters, tacklers, blockers, holders, throwers, catchers, hitters and if you don’t want to actually play the game, we need trainers, managers, stat takers, kids that want to film, ticket takers, program sellers, band members, cheerleaders, drill team members, chain gang, This game can involve everyone if you can see the big picture and get involved.
Okay, I will get off the soap box. The final rankings of the year are in and posted on the website. The biggest surprise during the playoffs was Hutchinson, Ell-Saline and Halstead. These three didn’t spend much time in the rankings during the regular season, but finished well.
In the overall rankings Bishop Carroll almost overcame SM East to win the overall Super State Championship but SM East hung on to that position and is our overall State Champion. Congratulations to Coach Delaney and his Lancers!
Thank you for visiting our website. Thank you to the Kansas Media Team that sends us their rankings each week. Thank you to the refs that never get the proper thank you like they should. Thank you to the principals and athletic directors for all their hard work putting on the games. Thank you to the coaches and of course the players. And finally thank you Mom and Dad for allowing and encouraging your kids to play the game, from which they will gain much by participating.