Friday, October 19, 2007

Good News & Bad News

The good news is that we won tonight. It was a lot closer than we would have liked, but Friendswood defeated Brazosport 21-20.

The bad news is that Texas City defeated LaMarque. This means that Texas City and LaMarque will almost surely get the #1 and #2 playoff spots, leaving spot #3 up for grabs. We would have to win both of our remaining games and Dickinson would have to lose both of theirs in order for us to get that last playoff spot. It sucks when you don't control your own destiny, but it's like I told Jamie: We can't control what the other teams do, so we just need to focus on our team and getting the job done in our 2 remaining district games.

We had perfect football weather tonight. It was very pleasant and just cool enough to require a light jacket. Coach VanMeter's wife brought hot chocolate, and there is just something fun about sitting in the stands and sipping on a nice hot drink! Our team looked flat tonight. We (the wives) talked about it all the way home in the car, and we decided that the kids have heard so much hype about how good they are this year that it's affecting their play. It is a lot of pressure for a teenager. I know I have been on a team that underachieved and it is one of the worst feelings ever. I think that parents can get a bit overly aggressive too. It sounds like there may be some finger-pointing going on, and we really just need to put a stop to that and come together as a team.

My favorite phrase seems to be appropriate here: It is what it is. Now we just need to make the best of it.

It sucks that so many people have worked so hard only to find ourselves in a situation where we may end up staying home this year. It is hard to believe that a team could be 8-2 and not make the playoffs...but it is a very real possibility for us.


NesrstaFamily said...

Oh no! I hope things gets better for those guys. Will see next Friday.

NesrstaFamily said...

I watched Desperate Housewives tonight and I will never look at a crab cake the same way again....ever.