Whether you're a starter or on the sidelines, YOU are collectively AND individually valued, admired, and embraced in more ways than you probably realize.
That special, God given drive which comes from somewhere deep within, to become a strong, committed, and competitive person, who sets aside self reliance to form a brotherhood, is undoubtedly the same drive that motivates the men of our Armed Forces. The words from the "Boys of Fall" song by Kenny Chesney below says it all. "It's I got your number, I got your back when your back's against the wall. You mess with one man, you got us all."
So, you have fought a couple hard "battles" already, and will have more in the weeks ahead, but keep your head up when the chips are down, stay focused,
committed, have each other's backs, never quit, and always remember whether you hear the cheers and whistles in the crowd or not, you are loved and appreciated.
Thanks for the Friday Night Lights and may God Bless you, our boys of Fall!
THE BOYS OF FALL - Kenny Chesney
"When I feel that chill, smell that fresh cut grass
I'm back in my helmet, cleats and shoulder pads
Standing in the huddle listening to the call
Fans going crazy for the boys of fall
They didn't let just anybody in that club
Took every ounce of heart and sweat and blood
To get to wear those game day jerseys down the hall
Kings of the school man, we're the boys of fall
Well it's turn and face the Stars and Stripes
It's fighting back them butterflies
It's call it in the air, alright yes sir we want the ball
And it's knocking heads and talking trash
It's slinging mud and dirt and grass
It's I got your number, I got your back when your back's against the wall
You mess with one man you got us all
The boys of fall
In little towns like mine that's all they got
Newspaper clippings fill the coffee shops
The old men will always think they know it all
Young girls will dream about the boys of fall"
- Deb Hoyle