Saturday, October 11, 2008

Homecoming Game

This weekend is homecoming weekend. That means that last night was the homecoming football game and tonight is the homecoming dance. To make matters more interesting, for the homecoming football game we played Valley Center. Valley Center is where Mackenzie is from. For those who may not know, Mackenzie is Alex's girl friend and it so happens that she is the Captain of the JV Cheerleaders. To make things even more interesting, Dylan plays on the JV football team. Again, for those who may not know, Dylan is Sarah's boyfriend. So last night was quite interesting, Lisa and I went early so we could watch the JV game and I took my camera to capture all of the interesting moments. I went over to the visitors side to get pictures of Mackenzie and you should have seen the looks I got wearing my Westview Football shirt. I didn't feel too welcome over there. It may have had something to do with the score on the board. The JV game was a bit of a blow out with our boys winning forty two to zero. In the pictures Dylan is number 30. The varsity game however was a much different story. We took the lead early on but in the fourth quarter Valley Center pulled ahead. It was quite nerve wracking Lisa (who really gets into these things) was literally hitting the poor guy sitting in front of her. I was quite glad to be way down on the other end of the row. With about a minute left in the game we were on our fourth down and still had ten yards to go. I had pretty much given up on the game and then we threw a miracle fifteen yard pass and keep possession of the ball. We then rallied a bit and took the lead with less than a minute left in the game. The mood in the stands changed quite dramatically. Alex had a great game and his name was announced over the speakers a lot, especially during that final quarter. The final score was 20 to 16 and that leaves us still undefeated at 5-0 and the boys are quite happy. Next week will be even more tough since we play Oceanside and they won State last year. In California with a population larger than Canada's, winning State is a big deal. I know winning State is a big deal anywhere but in California they have created what they call CIF's (California Interscholastic Federation) where the state is broken into smaller groups with each group comparable to most other states. For us to win CIF's is like winning State some where else. To win State is like a school winning nationals in Canada. Any way, the boys are a bit apprehensive of the game next week. Oh well, they have a week to relish in their win. Alex of course is most excited about Monday, that is when he gets his cast off.
Valley Center's Cheerleaders, Mackenzie is in the center
Shake those hips
-----------------------------------Mackenzie is the team Captain
Go Team
Wow, look how flexible she is!!
Dylan is #30, he's head butting that guy
Look at that! He's taking on two of them
Dylan Howard sacks the quarterback
Dylan is crouched and ready to pounce
... and he's taken down by Alex Leavitt

This was very cool to watch. Alex broke through and tried to block the kick. He wasn't in time to get the ball but look at him fly!!
-----------------------------I have no idea who this guy is but they told me to take his picture. I guess he is a player for the Chargers, I think they said Quentin Jammer. What kind of name is that? Anyway, he is the one who announced the homecoming King and Queen.
Each grade builds a float that they show off during half time. This is the Seniors float and they won first place. Lisa volunteered many hours building this float. The theme this year was something about cities. This is supposed to be New Yorks time square. All of the little signs and displays represent something about Westview, for example the sign Dawnna Mia (playing off Mamma Mia). Dawn is the name of the schools principal.
Fireworks at half time. It is always a big display too.
Alex is not about to let that guy catch the ball.
Alex Leavitt makes the tackle!!
When the game was over everyone was so excited they all ran out onto the field. Do you see all the helium balloons drifting off to the right? Yes, Lisa was out there too. It was a pretty exciting game.


Lisa L said...

So exciting that Alex & I both can hardly talk. My throat is sooo sore today that I don't know how I am going to teach my lesson. I guess it's time to pull out the lozenges.

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

Awesome post!!!! I really wish I could be there. I definitely think that you should write your autobiography on your blog :-) I love you!

Anonymous said...

Great Float! New York Time Square in California ! Great pictures.
From Karin And Rick in New York

Lynn said...

*Sigh* This sure took me back to my high school days.

There is NOTHING like Family and Family togetherness at a great High School Sports day where everyone is involved and where there is a school with OODLES and OODLES of school spirit!

Loved this post!

Anonymous said...

this just makes me sad that you werent blogging when i was in high school and could have had you document all this for me! haha