It was a beautiful day for football. The game was held in Newport, Vermont in the far northeast corner of the State - a 1-1/2 hour drive from South Burlington (home of the opponents, the Dolphins) and Essex, home of our 12 year old grandson, Tyler's team - The Chargers.
The first half belonged to the Chargers who only scored one touchdown but held the Dolphins at bay. The second half started out with an energized Dolphin team who quickly tied the game and went a few points ahead. Then, the Chargers came back and held on for a good while with another touchdown. Then the Dolphins returned with a touchdown of thir own.
As the fourth quarter progressed, both teams traded fantastic plays but no scores availed themselves, each team determined to keep the other from scoring. But the Dolphins had the point advantage and as time ran out, the Dolphins prevailed 19-12 in a VERY hard fought battle with superb plays on both sides and on offense and defense. The announcers, seasoned broadcasters, were even publicly saying "WOW" over the loudspeakers!
Our guys had nothing to be ashamed of as they all played their hearrts out and left everything on the field. Tyler got banged up late in the game but he had an excellent game with no touchdowns but some superb runs.
Here he is, number 48, in this photo as he is advancing towards the goal. Another player made the score, but Tyler's run got them to the brink.
Tyler is a VERY speedy runner and shifty, as well.
So, we are proud as we can be of all our grandsons! The coaches, players, parents, and supporters were saddened just a bit, perhaps, but proud of their effort. The victors, the Dolphins, had previously only lost one game - it was a loss to these very same Chargers earlier in the season. On the other side, our Chargers were undefeated throughout the entire season until this game here. Not a bad record at all. And as I have said before, these Chargers play one hell of a lot better than the Chargers you see on TV ;-)
** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"
- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)
- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"; Earth Wind and Fire