Boys of Fall
HEATHER ISAACS, STAFF WRITER
The start of school means the start of football season. In small towns from Boone County to small towns all over the state, communities look forward to Friday night football. Football in the fall is a way of life just as coal mining is a way of life every day in our small towns.
In Kenny Chesneys song The Boys of Fall he describes the football player and all the things associated with football season. The following words in my opinion relate to our hometown high school football games:
In little towns like mine it's all they got
Newspapers clippings fill the coffee shops
The old men will always think they know it all
Young girls will dream of The Boys of Fall
The excitement builds during the day among the students in the halls as they pass going from class to class. However, this is not the only excitement that builds. The parents and members of the community plan for Friday night high school football games weeks in advance.
In big towns there are big high class social gatherings that everyone plans for. In our little towns, Friday night high school football is the place to be. Generations of people gather on Friday nights to see if their team is going to win.
There are many things that get our senses stirred on game night, the smell of dirt and grass, the smell of concession stands, the thump of the drums from the marching bands playing at half time and the whistles blowing. Whether you are a Scott, Sherman or Van High School football fan you know this anticipation I am talking about.
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