Sunday, October 3, 2010

Another First

I have truly been blessed since coming back to Texas to work with some successful football teams. Last year at River Road the football team became the most successful team in school history by playing in the state quarterfinal game. I felt so privileged to be part of that team.

This year I was part of another first. Bushland has played Muleshoe 3 times previously before this year. They had never beaten Muleshoe in football at any level. That all changed this week. Overall we went 4-1 against the Mules at all levels :) Thursday night the 7th grade won 20-6, 8th 22-20, 9th 25-26 and unfortunately the JV team lost. Pretty good for never beating them before. Then came the big game. Going into the game Muleshoe had a 30 game regular season win streak. (Now if you go back to last year River Road played Muleshoe in the bi-district round of the playoffs and Muleshoe went into the game with a 25-0 overall record dating back to their state championship year of 2008. Quick reminder if you've forgotten.) Well Friday night the Bushland Falcons snapped that 30 game win streak and beat the Mules 27-20 for their first win over Muleshoe in school history. (This is their 6th year of playing varsity sports.) It was a CRAZY CRAZY game with tons of fumbles and turnovers and interceptions, but once again it ended in my team's favor. Click here to read the newspaper article in Saturday's paper. The boys were SOOOOOO excited to say the least. It's been a different year for the Falcon Football team. We started off the year with a win, then dropped 2 in a row, something these boys are not use to happening. We bounced back with a win over Slaton and are now 2-0 in district. So many times they have been compared to last years' team that played in the state championship game and everyone had high expectations for this year. We still have those high expectations, but they have finally found themselves as this years team. I saw so much passion in Friday night's game and a group of boys that never gave up. This is why I love my job!

Volleyball did well this week, beating Highland Park in 3 on Tuesday and Childress on Saturday in 3. That makes them 4-0 in district and in sole possession of 1st place. They play each of the district teams again, and fully expect to be district champions.

Well onto another week :)

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Riley Kai said...

So glad that you are having a good year! We have no doubt that you are FANTASTIC at your job!