Our World: High School Football Game

Bearden High School football game. Knoxville, Tennessee. October 6, 2011.

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This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

As I mentioned in last week’s post for this meme, Betsy and I attended a high school football game earlier this month so that we could see Landon, Betsy’s grandson, perform as a member of his school’s marching band.

Bearden High School football game, Knoxville, Tennessee. October 6, 2011.

My children were in their high school band, so I know all to well, that you need to sit through a football game if you want to see the band.  Some things never change.  The boys for Bearden, Landon’s school, played hard.  They’re the team in the dark jerseys.  Unfortunately, the other team was much better.

Fireworks celebrating a Bearden touchdown. October 6, 2011.

Still, the Bearden boys didn’t give up, and we had to admire the school spirit.  A Bearden touchdown was celebrated with fireworks.

Bearden High School cheerleaders, Knoxville, Tennessee. October 6, 2011.

But I have a confession to make.  After sitting through the entire game I came to the conclusion that some of the best athletes on the field were the Bearden cheerleaders.

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13 Responses to “Our World: High School Football Game”

  1. Reader Wil Says:

    Hi George could you explain why this is called football, while the players don’t kick the ball but carry it around. The football, which we have is kicking the ball and only the keeper touches it with his hands. Players are not allowed to use their hands. I don’t like football, which you call soccer, I never watch it.

  2. Neal Says:

    You get some great fireworks pictures. I need to find out what your secret is. 🙂

  3. Rajesh Says:

    Wonderful shots of the game and fireworks.

  4. The Incredible Woody Says:

    The athleticism of cheerleaders these days is amazing. Way different from when I was a cheerleader! Now they are more gymnast than anything – amazing!

  5. Sandra Says:

    sounds like you had a blast at this game.

  6. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    What a fun post, George, and I do think it’s great the support you give Landon — even to sitting through a mediocre ball game! That’s family love!! I think you’re right, too, that the cheerleaders may be the best athletes on the field and, let’s face it, they’re a lot prettier to look at, too!! Fun look at your world today! Hope your week is off to a great start!

    Sylvia

  7. Indrani Says:

    Great action captures!

  8. Rose Says:

    I must say I wonder what the football players would say to your last statement…haha I do really admire the marching bands, though.

  9. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    I know nothing about football, so would enjoy the cheerleaders and the band. I watch the Superbowl for two reasons: the commercials and halftime!!! Phil follows the Redskins. I’m so glad I checked out your previous post below, it is GORGEOUS!!! Our trees are not as abundant this year and I have had to hunt to get pictures.

  10. Colin (HB) Says:

    Have once been to a college game in Minnesota – didn’t have a clue of what was going on -so much padding on the players, I wondered how they were able to move. However, like you, I was mesmerised by the cheer leaders – the cheer leaders of one of the teams did their routine at one of the many breaks – quarter time or half time to the music of “The Stripper” – wow, and at one stage I really thought the crowd was going to get the full works!!!
    So much for the football – the routine put them to shame – ha ha.
    Cheers
    Colin

  11. mary Says:

    No photos of the band??? I love to watch the high school bands and their wonderful preformances. I marched in one of those bands years ago 🙂

  12. Our World: High School Football Game — Half-Time Show « Senior Moments Says:

    […] Betsy and I attended in early October.  The first post was about the pre-game festivities, the second was about the game itself.  This post is about the half-time show.  It’s really appropriate that I’m sharing […]

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