Friday, August 5, 2011
Its August - Time for Football........?
Man - Hard to believe it but Starkville High starts their football season 2 weeks from today (Aug.19th) at tough Noxubee County High School (in Macon, MS). At least the predicted high temp for that day is only 91 degrees! Tuesday of this week I week and purchased my SHS season tickets. So I'm ready to go!
My oldest grandson will be playing organized football for the first time this year on the Junior High team. He's in the 7th grade and is a big boy. I'm 5'9", wear a size 11 shoe and weigh 155 (& I'm 56 years old). My grandson is also 5'9", also wears a size 11 shoe and outweighs me by 20 pounds or more - but is not fat. (& he's 12 years old). I have no doubt that by the time he graduates high school that he will be 6'4" or better. The Junior High schedule has yet to be released but I expect to see it soon. His games will be played on Thursday nights.
The USA Today Coaches Pre-season Coaches Poll came out today and MSU is ranked in the pre-season for the first time in 10 years. If you don't think the SEC Western Division is tough - consider this- MSU is picked to finish 5th of 6 teams in the west. The 4 teams picked ahead of them are all ranked 15th or higher in the same Coaches Poll. TOUGH!
Since DKW and I have plans for Saturday and its predicted to rain every day for the next week - I took off work on Wednesay to cut my 5+ acres - and it was HOT! The high for the day was 102 with a heat index of 114. I started early (7 AM) and mowed until 2 PM. At which point I took a 2 hour break - I took a cool shower - ate a popsicle or two and drank lots of water while sitting in the AC. Went back to cutting at 4 and finished up around 6:15. It was slow going because even though I had cut just 2 weeks ago the grass was really high. All the humid/hot weather causing the rapid growth. Ahh Well! Such is life.
Everyone Have a Great Day!