It has been a good year in the Huron League this season. I like that the last week of the league season is for rivalry week. It keeps many people interested in the season and the blog until late in the year.
Football is a unique sport. For the most part it is just played here in the United States. Many times people get to caught up in the winning and losing of football. What they don't see is the weekly preparation and the tiredless offseason that kids and coaches put into the sports that they love.
It is easy to be critical of anyone who doesn't have success on the gridiron, but isn't the purpose of a game like football to just compete?
Rivalry week usually brings the best out of all the teams involved. The rival always knows that they are going to get the other teams best effort. Nobody is going to lay down, no matter what the pundits say that their chances are.
Enjoy this week of football, it is one of the best weeks of the football year. One of my all time favorite movie quotes is from Braveheart. It comes from the Scottish character Malcolm Wallace when referencing an apparent war with the English. He says, "we do not have to beat them, just fight them".
Have fun kids!