My son's football team won the final game of the season last night at Urbandale to finish with a 5-4 record. That qualifies as a "winning" season as it is over .500. It's the first winning season in 5 years for this coach, so we'll take it.
It also qualifies the Indians for the sub-state playoffs where they will play Waukee on Wednesday night. Waukee finished the season with a 6-3 record. No matter what happens, it should be a good game to see two playoff teams go at each other on Wednesday. Of course, at this point of the season, it comes down to which team has the least amount of injuries. There were quite a few guys getting up slow and hobbling off the field last night (from both teams). I know 8 guys did not even suit up for the Indians last night (my son included due to a hamstring injury from 2 weeks ago). He's been rehabbing it and will practice in pads for the first time tomorrow. A few of the others are out for the playoffs (collar bone, concussions, knee, etc...).
One game at a time, but at least they weren't all having to turn in their equipment this morning at the Saturday morning shake-down practice. Wednesday gives them one more chance.
Upcoming: Joey Goodale Benefit on Sunday, November 8th 5pm, St. Thomas Aquinas Pastoral Center in Indianola