The final game of the season took place last night for the JV/freshman squad. The Blackhawks were a small squad, maybe 30 players, but they made up for it in talent and size. My daughter joked about one of them, "That guy has to be somebody's uncle". At halftime they had us (Swartz Creek) 16-6 but the Dragons came out inspired and took the opening drive down into Blackhawk territory. Unfortunately, there was a fumble and a play or two later "Number 30" , as he was known to the crowd, took a handoff down the sideline and scored; the 2 point conversion made it 24-6.
That was a downer. Swartz Creek is a team Scott Frost would be proud of as there is no quit in them, but it was beginning to look like it wasn't going to be our night. Suddenly, BOOM! First play of the next series, my grandson Isaiah, lined up as halfback in a single winged T formation, takes the handoff and moves to his left, finds a hole between the guard and end, jukes and shakes past would-be Brandon tacklers, and outraces the last DB to score on a 70 yard run to fire up the team and the crowd. The 2-point attempt was good, making the score 24-14 and sparking a remarkable comeback. If you like football you need to go to high school football games; for $5.00, that is some quality entertainment.
The Dragons JV/freshman team ended their season at 7-2, same as the Varsity who for the first time in forever are in the Playoffs. After the game, the Coaches got the team together and talked about next year, that some of them would be moving on to the Varsity squad, among other things. I have a question, what resources are out there that "those in the know" could tell me about to plan/train Isaiah in the off season and prepare him for possibly playing at the next level when he graduates? He's only in 9th grade so he has a few years left in High School but if he's going to do this I want him to do this right.
Thanks, I'll hang up and listen...