2023 Week 11 (Pennsylvania & New York)
I wasn’t supposed to be home this weekend. In fact, I had not even considered what games I might do. Which led me to some usual places instead. For Friday, I figured I’d head to one of the WPIAL playoff games near home, but not particularly interested me. Continue reading “2023 Week 11 (Pennsylvania & New York)”
2023 Week 3 (Tri-State)
Week 2 melted into Week 3. With my sister home, plans changed for the following weekend. Primarily, I was going to be taking her back to the airport Saturday afternoon. The only real option for Saturday afternoon had been the Kennedy Catholic game. Continue reading “2023 Week 3 (Tri-State)”
2022 Year In Review
After the last two years, it’s hard to say that a season was unusual. 2020 had so many twists and turns. Including spring games until June in New York City. Last year, there was some turbulence with scheduling. And I hurt my back after my trip to Arizona and things went downhill as the season went on.
This year, I was mostly healthy. Though getting older is not without its pitfalls. And things seemed to go on as planned. But my entire year had been affected by things including the economy and personal matters. I usually have a rather open personal life in the fall for football. And just work a bit more in the first eight months of the year. 2022 wasn’t that year. Continue reading “2022 Year In Review”
2022 Week 6 (Tri-State)
So, I finally got home from my three week sojourn. Last week, I was in South Dakota for three games in my semi-regular stomping ground of Aberdeen. A town I’ve previously seen summer league baseball games. But, being home meant finding games for this weekend. I had an idea and then my Saturday opened up with one game in a place I’ve wanted to see for a while. But, with games in the Tri-State, I was all over the map. Continue reading “2022 Week 6 (Tri-State)”
2022 Week 2 (Pennsylvania & New York)
After two weeks of traveling extensively, it was a little closer to home for Week 2. Still a lot of driving, however. Thursday had a lot of options in Pennsylvania. There were games at North East, Lakeview, Oil City, and Cathedral Prep.
I had originally planned for Cathedral Prep. Even though they were playing a Canadian power team akin to an IMG or Prime Prep in the US, they would be a new place for me. Until I saw that North East was also playing on Thursday. And my mind was made up instantly. Despite all the times Greenville had played North East in the past, I had never seen the Grapepickers in action. Let alone made it to a game at their home field. Continue reading “2022 Week 2 (Pennsylvania & New York)”
2021 Year In Review
After an unimaginable 2020 season, this year was a bit more relaxed. Though rushed. With the previous season ending in June, there was little downtime before the 2021 season started. This affected my usual summer plans, as well as made the financial planning a bit more precarious. I wasn’t sure, in the summer, just how much I would or could do. But, I was intent on doing as much as possible. And though a lot was ‘old’, there was a lot of ‘new’ thrown in. Including my month long trip around the middle of the country. Continue reading “2021 Year In Review”
2021 Week 6 (New York & Pennsylvania)
If any week didn’t go as planned, it would be this one. It started out with plans to see a Thursday night game in New York, a Friday night contest in Smethport, and then back to New York for an afternoon game between St. Joseph’s and Erie, and head back to Erie for a night game at Mercyhurst Prep. All four games would’ve been new places for me.
But, then those preliminary plans started unraveling. First, the Thursday game was cancelled when Gowanda/Pine Valley was unable to complete their game with Fredonia the week prior. And took the forfeit against Southwestern for Thursday night. Continue reading “2021 Week 6 (New York & Pennsylvania)”
2021 Week 5 (Pennsylvania & New York)
As has become a custom, this week did not go as planned. The schedule mostly went as planned. But, Saturday night threw a monkey wrench into the plans. Cochranton was hosting Northwestern. Though I’d have seen both previously, and had been to Cochranton for a rare Thursday game years ago, it worked with a trip to Panama, New York and a short drive home Saturday night. Continue reading “2021 Week 5 (Pennsylvania & New York)”
2021 Week 2 (Pennsylvania & New York)
This week went mostly to plan. A trip up to Clymer, New York after just being there twice in the spring was a highlight of the week. Also, getting a chance to see New Brighton play after my camera issues at the game last fall. Also, I had planned for two games that for different reasons fell through. Continue reading “2021 Week 2 (Pennsylvania & New York)”
2020 Week S15 (New York City)
I was rather certain that Week S14 was going to be my last possible week of high school football of the extended 2020 season. A trip to New York City isn’t cheap. And for just two games it was more for the novelty of it. I had wanted to see a PSAL game for a few years, so it was definitely a consideration. However, just like trips to Virginia to start the spring season, the cost becomes a issue. However, there was a new twist. There was an additional game on a Thursday afternoon. The schedule had showed Abraham Lincoln hosting a game on Friday afternoon at 3pm. Which would mean a slightly earlier start from home. But, there was a Thursday game at 4:30pm in Brooklyn. Now, three games, and with some planning ahead for a hotel, should make things a bit more manageable. It was just a matter of getting access to that game. Continue reading “2020 Week S15 (New York City)”