One day I was at lunch with some of my friends and somehow the subject of high school football came up. I tried to explain Texas High School Football. The more I talked about it, the more incredulous they were. When I said that the population of my town was 25,000ish and the football stadium holds 10,001 (Ennis’s stadium holds 10,000 so obviously ours had to be bigger) they didn’t believe me. When I said that my parents have had season tickets to all the games for years even when they didn’t even have a child in the high school they didn’t understand. We talked for a long time as I tried to explain it as best as I am able seeing as I don’t really GET it. And despite my not getting it, I found myself cheering for the Tigers at two games and a pep rally this season! The only thing that could lift my anti-school spirit ways?
This kid. Jake is on varsity this year and I knew there was no way that I could come to the states in the fall and not get to see him play football! The treat was that the Tigers wound up making the playoffs enabling me to see two games! And since they made the playoffs there was a city-wide pep rally downtown that I got to go to as well!
My favorite part of the game?
Just kidding! The nachos were second place. This was my favorite:
I LOVE embarrassing my little brother. I loved cheering him on so much that I decided to make him a sign so he knew how much I was rooting for him!!! 17-year-old boys love it when their sisters yell out cutesy nicknames in front of all their football team- true story. (Before you judge me, the whole time I was in high school I had a 7/8/9/10-year-old brother content to be an embarrassing monster all the time- he had it coming.)
The Tigers made it to the second round of the playoffs this year which is better than the last few years! It was a great treat to get to go and support Jake and get to see him play. I forget how grown up he is getting, and when you miss so much the little bits you get to see mean so much more!! Luckily though he will be a senior next year so I only have one more year to feign school spirit and then I can go back to apathy. Until then, GO TIGERS!!!!