And Just like that ..senior night has come and gone...oh and with it our boy's marched on to victory over Inglemoor High School, it was a tough battle but but in the end during the 3rd overtime we came out on top. CHEER, DRILL, BAND and even some middle school bands joined in the halftime fun, our schools staff coaches and all the volunteers did a tremendous job making the seniors feel special. And well not to toot my own horn....but from what I could see, taste, smell and hear Teddy's StadiYUMM EATS! was a success, thanks Lil J's Super Dawgs those are some tasty burgers, dogs and fries and thanks TOUCHDOWN CLUB and all of you're Volunteers who helped out tonight, you know it's just amazing the support we get and what a fun time we have. Last but not least our Seniors, honestly it is an emotional time, but wow I never hugged so many humans and I still see the flash of lights, but mostly after a while, I was feeling a lil' bit misty eyed- I'm gonna hate to see those kids go after graduation this spring, but I know they will move on and do great things. Well it's almost time for the off season, but first JV plays Inglemoor on Monday and Varsity plays their final game next Thursday where we will have a battle on our hands as we take on CedarCrest, both these games are at home and we hope you will all come out and support our KNIGHTS and let's wrap this season up with a roar and some W's.
With tonight being Senior Night and Football season nearly coming to a close this year we have much to reflect back on. I could bore you with a long list or just say it really was not an easy year- with having our Home games away from Home, those hot dry days that went deep into the fall way longer than normal, not really a bad thing but not a normal thing or what about the stinky, smokey hazordous air conditions and as a team we have had our share of injuries.
Well at the same time we had some super fun times, maybe at times we were doing things a little bit different but we showed a lot of people that we just adapt and persevere as a team and as team mates and as brothers. Just like players our "fan-milies" and really everyone has always rallied around us whether we win or lose...there are no losers in this Kingdom. Being a senior ball player during this time is an emotional roller-coaster, as most have been in the Newport Football program for some time many came from the youth league and have been working alongside side their brothers and coaches that they have grown to admire and trust, the coaches that not only coach the game but instill personal growth and motivation and life lessons that has turn young boys into young men from Freshman to Senior...
“Football is like life. It requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication, and respect for authority.” – Vince Lombardi
It was just after that terrible week of smokey air, a haze still hung low in the valley though it was mostly washed by the recent rains and it seemed there was a new bite in the air... and like a bear waking from hibernation rising to get his first meal after a long winters sleep...mmm? Sorry sometimes I get carried away, ok maybe it was not exactly like that...
Well, let me re-phrase using Vince Lombardi's words-
“It's not whether you got knocked down; it's whether you get back up.”
Well Knight fans WE just got up and NOW you got to continue to BELIEVE and you got to be willing to get out to the next game and into the weather, just bundle up, feel the cold air and smell the popcorn. And with all that- Taste some VICTORY!!! Last night the JV Knights did just that, they delivered us another "W" and at Home, on our own Turf, what a game, with our awesome Cheer cheering along with all their might, with our student body and family fans and concessions- the snacks, the food, the drinks and yes buckets of toasty buttery popcorn being turned out in what was the test drive of Teddy's StadiYUMM Eats! at the Knight Market! ...and as cold as it was for some of you and I know it was chilly, we still cheered it up and our boy's cranked out a WIN!
FRIDAY'S GAME will be over the top and we will have the all new expanded menu of hot offerings, yes The Newport Knights Concessions sponsored by the Touchdown Club is having a makeover of sorts, so please be the first to enjoy and welcome,
TEDDY'S StadiYUMM Eats!
And you are gonna love it!
So look out Friday Night Inglemoor we're on a roll and when we get the whole machine working like this, all turned up and in sync- we are unstoppable. Additionally this Friday is super special did you know it's Senior Night? Well we got some serious celebrating to do in honor of our Seniors, so if you are in grade 12 we honor you, we salute you and celebrate all of your accomplishments, all that you have learned and grown to be- for you are the reason why teachers educate, and why we they guided you to be the best citizens in our kingdom, as you have witnessed from Homecoming, Knights blood runs deep and we are all forever Knights! And we celebrate and honor you!
Class of AWESOMENESS!!!
Well the fires kicked up and JV wasn’t able to have their game this week and practices were indoors, thankfully everyone is affected but I know our boys will dig deep and play harder than ever. I mean they will have all this built up energy not exerted this week so let’s bring it! my buddy Smokey says Fall is officially starting tomorrow. The rain is moving in and will clear the air so we all can breathe, we’ll you all not me. Anyways it looks to be a bit wet tomorrow but that is what rain coats are for, so come out and support our boys! We really need the support to beat these islanders! I will keep is short tonight since the smoke really got me down this week but Go Knights!
Let’s bring the Knight pride and get this W!
On Wednesday this week the JV Knights head back on the road just a little trip north to visit the Juanita Ravens. After the Varsity suffered a tough loss in Raven country last week, I know our JV team will be out looking for a solid win. They will play hard, they will play smart and from what I can see they are ready to go! Are you? Will you be out to support our guys? Aside from the great football action we all need to enjoy this weather while we have it because they say the rains are coming back and its going to get wet around here. I sure do hope we represent our team with the big crowd and the best of Knight Nation, the loudest and proudest.
Let's go get that !W!
Some call him Ted some call him Teddy.