He's the only boy. He's taller than I am now. That makes me a little sad. He and I went to see the A-Team movie for his 15th birthday and I let him drive my car back from Mt. Juliet to Smyrna.
That made me a little sad too. But, he did a great job.
He made the football team at Blackman High School. He's a Blaze. (That's the mascot)
I went to and graduated from Smyrna High School. Many, oh so many years ago. I am a Bulldog.
Blackman and Smyrna played each other tonight. It is a big rivalry. They were playing to see who would get the number one slot in the state. I decided I would wear a purple shirt, but an orange overshirt. The purple representing Smyrna (Purple & Gold) and the orange for Blackman (Navy and Orange).
However... in comparison with the other oranges in the crowd, my shirt was not orange enough. I promise I tried to represent both teams somewhat equally. I was told by two of my nieces that I failed horribly.
The Blaze kids know how to have a lot of fun. Here are some of the students pre-game.
They were full of spirit.
The Smyrna kids were too. But I wasn't close enough to get pictures of them. They pulled off a pretty cool effect: when the football team hit the field, the SHS kids all threw baby powder up in the air. It looked like smoke (as if they were putting out the Blaze... get it?)
But this... this is what I came here for: my boy Joey!!
(He'd probably want me to say, my Man Joey. But, I can't do that yet.)
You can see my Alma Mater represented on the other side there.
(Insert a quiet Go Dawgs here)
Smyrna won 24-7!! Oh. Sorry Joey. I mean... Blackman was ROBBED!!