Monday, August 30, 2004

When It Rains It Pours...

Wow. In week one we're tied 15-all and suddenly we blow up with mistakes and eventually lose 36-15. Now this past Friday we faced Senior-heavy Bell County (who never fail to hit the off-season weights hard, I might add) and get our hats handed to us to the tune of 56-6.


When it rains, it pours. Well, when you have a young ball club, you are going to make mistakes. When you aren't physically dominant as a ball club, you have to play near-perfect football in order to win. So we have to take a young ball club and play near-perfect football in order to get this season on the road to recovery.

Hoo-boy. It can be done, but it's going to be tough. Which reminds me of Coach P.A. Pratt's parable that got us through a couple of really tough seasons. I don't know where he got it from, but it sure was the truth.

"Tough Times Don't Last - Tough People Do." Simple, direct, and to the point. Sometimes all you can do is survive the rough seas and hang on until the storm has passed. Get better each game in little ways that aren't easy to measure but slowly add up intil you feel it, and know the players, the coaches, and the team itself has weathered the storm, outlasted the tough times, and through stubborn determination has gotten back on track again.

We're not there yet. but we're getting close.

Tough Times Don't Last - Tough People Do.

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