Pride & Confidence
So KNIGHTS- at any game, be it football, basketball, baseball- any sport really, as you walk on or off the field hold your head high with pride and confidence, win or loose always take the high road...when the game is done, take a good hard look at your opponents face and meet their eyes and smile. What just happened is done...because tomorrow we start onto the next week, and our next game. But sometime in your future that guy that just beat you, could be your teammate some place else or at the very least you will see him again. Treat others how you want to be treated. Yes it's tough to loose but it's harder to disgrace yourself with the inability to shake your opponents hand after a game ...good sportsmanship is a fundamental, you learned it a long time ago and it can never be forgotten, as an athlete it's part of your own self worth, it's money in your bank. Win or loose the smile should be the same. Smiles are hard to read, but a frown says someone kicked your butt tonight. Smile with pride and confidence to start and finish...Tonight was a great game we played hard, we were ahead but there were many penalties and a lot of personal fouls, but there were some outstanding plays on both sides of the ball. Every Knight whether you were on the turf, sidelines or in the stands should feel the pride and confidence as we grow and build our colony of Knight's we are better than a blank stare, we are proud of what we have gained and we are coming back to fight again. Win or loose let's make sure we are good to ourselves and our opponents...take the high road!
A U-KNIGHTED FRONT
Seems like our JV Boy's just took down Hazen and here we are it's time for varsity to take the field tomorrow night... so that means I ask kindly, Joel don't you think it would be nice, maybe even fun to have me along kinda like a good luck bear, I mean you took me to one JV game and well need I say more. Do you think I can join you guy's and travel to the varsity game at Juanita tomorrow night? And then there was...CRICKETS...
Well I get it, I am a big stuffed dopey lookin bear, you got to drag me everywhere, prop me up and well I know you might be a tad jealous of all the attention, kisses, hugs and pictures people want with me and maybe you think I am just a distraction...but you gave me a job and I do what you told me to do...you can't deny the fact that I sat there all dolled up and proped up front and center at that JV game and well look what happened. Maybe I am the difference, I am certainly a lucky charm...and at this moment I am literally 1 and 0...please lemme go!
Regardless if I am there or not
I hope we can have our stands full and our voices heard as we are one smart, good lookin, football passionate and sometimes some of us propped up, U-KNIGHTED football family!
We said - "roll over" and they did
JUNIOR VARSITY ROLLS OVER THE HAZEN HIGHLANDERS!!!
In what was an exciting game from where I was sitting...( I mean that's pretty much all I can do) our boy's played a terrific game against a team that we beat early in the year by a few points, this time we showed them we can play, on offense we can move the ball, we can convert those 4th downs and we can drive the ball the length of the field and cross the goal line. Defense we tackled for losses, we shut down their run, we stopped the 4th down conversions. We played heads up football, smart teamwork oriented ball and of course we had our action heros in there but you know me, I never name names or tell the score but you know who they are, I just love that our team fired on all cylinders. Like I said, I had so much fun just sitting there, but wow what a game to remember. Dad's and mom's walking along the sidelines moving down and back as the boys advanced the ball. Happy faces and the Kinghts showed good sportsmanship. It was so great and thankfully I got to be there snd see this win first hand. Good job boy's and coaches and all who traveled out to Hazen our Knight's fans are the best. Let's keep the ball moving and let this feeling spread as we head on out to face the Rebels of Juanita this Friday for our Varsity game and next Wednesday for our JV Knight's coming off this big over Hazen...
Hoco! Has come and Gone.
Red and Gold more smiles more pride and more gratitude filled the Home away from Home stands tonight as our Newport Knights took to the field against Hazen on what was and exciting Homecoming performance. We came up short but you know what? We had one heck of a good time and we looked good, we really were a well put together package of entertainment tonight. I for one am so proud of our school and everyone who made it to one of the greatest Homecomings ever.
We had very special VIP'S in the stadium tonight the Class of 66 and Class of 67 and I am pretty certain they had a good time, I know we truly did our best to show them Knight blood runs deep and we will always be bound by our knighthood. As far as the actual football game? I am no expert on the game you know I am a Teddy Bear, from where I was sitting, I saw lot's of great downs, I saw us making first downs and I saw the other team punting to us...in my book that's improvement! We made touchdowns, we lead, we had the makings of a truly terrific game, we just ran out of time and we fell short.
Please bear with me... I know of this man named Bear and he said:
Losing doesn’t make me want to quit, it makes me want to FIGHT that much HARDER
So next week we get back to work boy's and let's remember we fall down, we get back up again and we will just fight harder...dig deep let's fight harder and put together a win!
Hey I have got to make a shout out to my boss and his crew, Joel your team rocked the Knights brand like I have never seen before, Bellevue High School never looked so good!
Well I had a blast, met some older folks who played way back in the 60's and I saw some more recent alumni who were equally thrilled by our super Knight party atmosphere that we spread all over Wolverine territory, you know I should also say a big thank you to Bellevue High School as hard as it was for us to use their school, it's got to be just as hard for them to let us use it, anyway a sincere thank you for letting us call your place our home and what a great staff who welcomed us.
Anyway in the end Hazen had the points on the board and we still had one of the best HOCO's ever. And next week we will have to fight and work that much harder when we are away at Juanita taking on the Rebels it should be another fun game, we hope to see you all there.
Well the boys had a good practice tonight, the TOUCHDOWN CLUB fed 80 kids after their practice. Thank you, TD CLUB and a special TEDDY thanks to those parents that step up for all the kids it makes my heart go pitter patter with joy knowing the brotherhood is fed well the night before. Hopefully they all get some good rest and are ready for the big game. Now our boys are ready, the TD Clubs ready to blaze some red and gold around the Bellevue High Bowl. I know Cheer and Drill have been working hard and the greatest news of all our marching bands going to be there for the full game. Because I am in the know I hear there are lots of giveaways that light up so red and gold blinking light stuff, rings, bracelets, pompoms; some on sale and some given away. I did see there special Homecoming Pricing across the board...we hope our Alumni have a blast and we hope if you see them you will say hi and welcome home maybe not our actual home but surrounded by Knight love the Knights family is strong and we are going to be proud and loud and glowing in red and gold. I am looking forward to seeing you all and let's get Rowdy Newport let's kick some butt. Hey Joel I saw some bear snack cookies what the heck? What's that some kinda voodoo cookie thing? How would you like it if I was passing out middle aged dad shaped cookies... oh never mind. I was just kidding. Hey lets go early, we got lots to set up and I wanna make sure everything is just right and lit up. I can't wait to see the wave of red and gold, hey is that possible? Can we do a mini wave in the stands maybe top to bottom or bottom to top...let's try! oh come on how hard could it be...you could do it, you could make it happen...Joel thanks for being such a good guy...I mean you are really a great yell king and I know the kids love ya maybe not as much as me, but I mean the kids love me...it's totally proven, I don't have to give away anything they just can't wait to get a picture with me. But I do think it is noble of you to do all that you do.
Hey let's looses our voices tomorrow!!! We won't need them again until the next JV game...if ya let me go!
Some call him Ted some call him Teddy.