2012 Pennsylvania (Week 7)

Pennsylvania (Week 7)

Unfortunately, despite having the time to see the number of games, I haven’t had the time to write recaps of my weekends. But, I also haven’t traveled much for games. I’ve only seen games in four states so far this year and all of them bordering Ohio (Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia).

Before recounting some games from elsewhere around Pennsylvania from earlier this year, I’ll give a run-down of this week.

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2012 Kentucky (Week 0)

Kentucky (Week 0)

Alright, this is a little late, but I felt like getting the ball rolling for another year of high school football.

Unlike in previous years, my schedule will let me be home every weekend (or virtually every weekend) this fall. One of the benefits of working for yourself.

But, I still like to see games.

And this year is no different. My season started earlier than ever this year as I drove down to Kentucky to take in two days of ‘bowl games’.

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2011 Georgia (Week 16)

Georgia (Week 16)

I intended to write up something for Week 14 when I was home in Pennsylvania. I saw five games. The District 10 Class A Final from Hermitage’s Hickory High School’s Hornets Stadium between the Sharpsville Blue Devils and the West Middlesex Big Reds.

On Saturday, I was in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field for the four WPIAL championship games. As with last year, the WPIAL finals weren’t really that big of an atmosphere. The 4A game between North Allegheny and Upper St. Clair proved very entertaining as it went to overtime before defending state-champion North Allegheny prevailed.

And last week it was the OHSAA Championships in Canton and Massillon where I witnessed, at the time, the best game of the year I’ve seen between Creston Norwayne and Kenton. That was until this Friday afternoon.

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2011 North Carolina (Week 10)

North Carolina (Week 10)

Alright, this promises to be a short update for a few reasons. First among those, I have no photographs or any documentation of what took place in the game other than a few thoughts on the finish. It was a wet, cold night and my phone decided it didn’t want to keep running. So, no notes. Very few pictures, and it was a miserable environment. Secondly, I didn’t make it in time for kickoff. Give credit to North Carolinians, they don’t understand that 5pm means quitting time. So, I was busy up until almost 8pm for a 7:30pm start. And lastly, I only saw one game this weekend.

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2011 Wyoming (Week 6)

Wyoming (Week 6)

A brief note about these updates. I’m going to retool how I post. I’m going to avoid long play-by-play recaps as I think they’re the least received and probably as boring for me to write. Instead, I’m going to stick more to the observations of the game itself as an event and how that area of the country handles it, supports it, etc. If anybody reading these liked the more in-depth play-by-play let me know and I’ll take better notes next week.

This week found myself in the Equality State for a pair of games Friday night. Keeping with my mindset of finding more out of the way places to watch games. This time it was on a baron stretch of I-25 north of Casper, Wyoming.

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