A new theme for practice put things in perspective for all the Football Bisons! After a great week of practice and good focus… we were ready to change things. 0-1 was not acceptable as we were looking to change that to 1-1. Saturday morning after waking up from the hotel… the team had breakfast together and didn’t talk much. It was game day and that’s all anyone could think of. It was silent in the room as we ate and prepared mentally for the game.
Following dinner and the drive to the stadium, it was time to get dressed and ready to go. I wasn’t a skill player or a special team player so i didn’t leave for the field till the whole team was going on the field. We all stretched on the field and got loosened up, then went to our position coaches. After running several plays with the offense it was time to get ready and go back in the locker room for 15 minutes to think!
It was finally game time as we ran onto the field with cheers coming from family members of some of the football players. Captains of both teams faced each other in center field for the coin toss. We started with the ball. The first quarter was slow for the offense but was productive for the defense. The offense for the first quarter had a hard time getting into a rhythm and figuring out the defense.
The 2nd, 3rd and 4th quarters were a whole different story… as Gallaudet went ahead to win the game 34-7!!! Things were clicking and went unbelievable for our new team! The offense actually moved the ball downfield and scored and the defense made great stops and forced turnovers. It was such a great game that changed many things for the team and helped the players realize just what kind of potential we have for the rest of the year.
There is only one goal for the team now and that is to “Win the Conference Championship!!”
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