Oh doggies! It was hot on the field today! We were in Loomis, CA at Del Oro High School for the kick off of the CC Varsity season. The team played Cardinal Newman in a classic match up that always promises to be a good game. I started out down on the field, camera in hand... and plugged into my iPhone where I was listening to Steel's team play the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. I realized very quickly that I'm not very good at multi-tasking. During the CC game's national anthem, I almost shouted out as Steel's team (listening on my phone) recovered a fumble. The information from my eyes was not matching what I was hearing. But I gave it a shot.
It didn't take long for me to throw in the towel. About 5 minutes into the first quarter, I put the camera away and left the field. I had worn my old Keds shoes and the heat from the artificial turf was coming through and burning my feet. I couldn't stand still in one place. I ended up hiding under the press box in a little shade and watching the game from there.
CC fell to Cardinal Newman in double overtime. A heartbreaking defeat for the Raiders. Now the challenge will be to re-group and prepare for the Holy Bowl next week.