There was something in the air. And, no, it wasn’t JUST the smoke from the BBQ grill down by the Eastbrook bell.
Last Friday night, there was a chance for the 2017 Eastbrook Panthers to be a part of history. Coach Adamson was in line for his 250th victory as a head football coach. When you think that even with the tournament, the most games almost any time would play is 15 per season, you understand the big deal behind this.
However, that wasn’t the only thing that made October 6, 2017, a little different than other Friday nights in Grant County. At Eastbrook, it was Senior Night. It was a chance to show just a fraction of our appreciation to our seniors in ALL Fall sports – Boy’s and Girl’s Soccer, Boy’s and Girl’s Cross Country, Volleyball, Golf, and Football.
Yet, even with all of those special instances, things were a bit…funny. We haven’t really experienced a game with much rain this season…it rained. We haven’t had a team try to pass the ball much against us…Alexandria passed (a LOT – with a Left Handed QB). We haven’t had a team in our red zone much at all this season…Alexandria was knocking more than once. Yet, with any and all of the drama, if one looked at the scoreboard, it seemed like a ‘normal’ night for Eastbrook football.
This week marks the end of the regular season for this 2017 squad. Our Panthers will be playing for a Conference Championship and for another undefeated season. It’s looking to be a gorgeous Friday night so why not make the trek over to Blackford High and see if you can scream over the cowbells, cheering our guys on to victory?
-article by Todd Syswerda