Football Kickoff

Football Kickoff

It’s the Saturday before high school football starts and what can you do? Well, some 1,000 folks went to the Ashley Furniture parking lot for a tailgate party. Free hotdogs, a chance to win a $35,000.00 Tundra, to see cheerleader and football players and of course, channel 32 and David Robinette to fire everyone up about the coming season were some of the happenings.Shoni McCullough and Cheyenne Davis of Wylie were jumping up and down in support of their school. They stayed out until both were turning red under the Texas sun and 100+ temperatures. These are real, die-hard, Texas football fans.{{more}}Coy McGee sported a lightning tattoo done by a group under the tent. He was in line when I first saw his family. I asked the folks behind him what the line was for and the father told me “We saw the line and got in it. I don’t know what’s going on.” The line was actually several things – register for a chance at the Tundra, free hot dogs and Dr. Pepper, tattoos, show support for Coy McGee sported a lightning tattoo done by a group under the tent. Photo by Joe Starkeyyour team by signing up and, of course, a chance to stand in line in the Texas sun under 100+ degree temperatures to support your team.I have not gotten a chance to see the new Cooper coach on the sidelines but Coach Warren and Coach Sandifer standing in the front of their team/fan sections looked exactly like they do on the sidelines of the game. There were competitions between the cheerleader squads. I gave my vote to Cooper as I was really impressed by the “air time” they got when they tossed their squad mate up. My vote also went to Cooper for the mascot dance routine. The cougar and teammate really shook their tail feathers. I got some video that hopefullyThere were competitions between the cheerleader squads. I gave my vote to Cooper as I was really impressed by the “air time” they got when they tossed their squad mate up. Photo by Joe Starkey will go on the website if they can figure out how to take the first half of it from sideways to upright.The lady who got the chance to throw the football thru the window of the 2011 Toyota Tundra and drive home in the truck made a really good plea to let her school’s quarterback take her throw but they insisted “your name, your throw” and she only go the ball about 18 of the 30 yards to the truck.Best of luck to all the area teams and I’ll see you on the sidelines.Coach Warren and Coach Sandifer standing in the front of their team/fan sections looked exactly like they do on the sidelines of the game. Photo by Joe Starkey