Last Friday evening our football team lost to a conference rival in a hard fought game. Even though both teams exhibited exceptional play and sportsmanship, I have to tell you that I was touched by our seniors. They were warriors on the field and better yet, examples for all.
It was not only Colstrip's last home game, but it was our seniors' very last home game. It was a night where seniors are recognized for their contributions. To that end, after walking out with their parents at half-time, each senior player gathered and took a balloon to the end zone where the number 22 is painted. The spot where a lost player, friend and classmate, Dallen Walker, scored his first and final touchdown.
In my opinion, it was at that moment that our boys took the lead with their tribute to a life. It said so much about what they felt was truly important. As the balloons floated away in the evening air, our team not only took the lead, but created a moment that will keep them there.
Sorry about the loss fellas, but in my book YOU WALKED OFF YOUR HOME FIELD WINNERS!
GO COLTS! GO FILLIES!
MAKE DUST OR EAT DUST!
"Get out in front and stay there!"