What does crow taste like? Humble pie, anyone?
Fort Worth Christian definitely showed up to play football and gutted out a pretty impressive home win over my Chargers. Despite what the final score might indicate, there were a lot of big plays. It’s just that all of DC’s big plays were overturned or brought back by penalties.
Dallas Christian did have a chance to make the Cards pay for a missed extra point and win the game at the end. They got the ball at their own 20 yard line with just under seven minutes to play and drove it all the way down to the FWC seven yard line at the 1:50 mark. First and goal at the seven. An incomplete pass on first down stopped the clock. But then, as a fitting capper to what had plagued the Chargers all night, a holding penalty pushed them back to the 17 yard line and they just couldn’t pull it off from there. With 45 seconds left they faced a fourth and goal from the five. But an incomplete pass in the end zone ended the DC drive and sealed the deal for the Cardinals.
We were walking across the field to get to our car after the game when Coach Thannum, the FWC Athletics Director, stopped me to take issue with my Dallas Christian T-shirt. I asked him if I could take at least partial credit for their win since my chapel talk obviously inspired the entire school community. And he told me I could take lots and lots of credit. He said my inspirational talk about being fully committed to our goals, about putting behind all the things that distract us from achieving our goals, set the perfect tone for the day. They apparantly talked about it all day long getting ready for the game.
We had a fantastic night. The Brownlows, our common-law members at Legacy, were the perfect hosts. It was so good seeing old DC classmates and teammates such as Jeff M., Mike M., Brian C., Todd S., and their families. We also got to catch up with some old friends from Mesquite like the Montanas, the Powers, and the Tollesons. And then, there are so many new friends on the Fort Worth side of things now. An almost perfect evening.
Congratulations to the Marble Falls Mustangs after their big win over Crockett last night! I’m sure Kyle and Stan and Cord are smiling this morning.
There was a time when FWC beat DC regularly. Just remember where your Mom came from.