Hilmar Football

My status on Facebook today is "Never say never."  If you would have told me that I would have kicked off the high school football season with a green and gold Hilmar football shirt, at the Hilmar High School season opener Varsity game, I would have said that you were crazy.  Hilmar has always been our biggest rival and now, it appears, I'm sleeping with the enemy.  Anne was more than delighted to loan me a shirt for the game... and I wore it... begrudgingly.  And boy, did I get teased.  Even the head coach (Frank Marquez) said I didn't have to wear the shirt, but Anne insisted... and so I swallowed my pride.

Hilmar or not, it was still great to be on the field, but I have to confess... it's not nearly as much fun without Steel.  It's going to take some time to get used to not looking for him on every play.  It is however, such a privilege to be allowed access to the sidelines and to be so close to the action.  I loved watching Austin (my nephew) play on the offensive line.  I have to admit, it's worth the harassing and the stupid green shirt.  Go Bumble Bees....