The Mustangs are still undefeated!!!
I think Dayton must have greased up their quarterback with Crisco before the game last night, because he was slipping through our tackles during the entire game. He was extremely athletic, and stopping him proved to be quite a challenge. We really came out to play hard in the second half and began to look MUCH better, but things were beginning to look bad for us in the 4th quarter. We went down 24-28 with only a little over 3 minutes left in the game. In the end, our offense came through in a big way and we scored a touchdown on a long pass to our star wide receiver. The defense stayed tough for the remaining few minutes of the game and forced an interception to seal the victory. Here is a shot of the scoreboard showing the final score of Friendswood 31 - Dayton 28! It was such an exciting last few minutes - all of the coaches wives were jumping up and down and the fans were going nuts.
And a much happier coach...
As an aside, my loving husband has informed me that I have quite a bit to learn about football before I would be a good sports writer. I have no doubt that he is correct! But you get the idea.
I almost forgot to mention that our game was featured as the DQ Big Game Of The Week on High School Scoreboard Live (a program aired by Fox Sports Southwest)! It is tradition among most coaching families to watch the show on Friday night. It airs at midnight, so we are able to catch it either at home on away game nights or at the after-party on home game nights. We always catch the show to see how Jamie's friends who are coaching elsewhere in the state have done. We had to DVR it last night, because we were just too tired to stay awake. I haven't watched yet, but I am anxious to see what everyone had to say. The HS Scoreboard crew was out in Dayton during the entire game filming, and they interviewed our head coach as well as a few players after the game.
Next week we will be playing our in-town rivals, the Clear Brook Wolverines, at their stadium. This rivalry dates back to my own high school days! It will be another challenging, great game.