Monday, September 3, 2012

First Home Football Game of the Season

On Saturday, September 1, the PSC Bobcats lost their home opener to Baker University on a sweltering day at the Oak Bowl, falling to 1 and 1.

The next home came comes on 29 September, Homecoming, on a day with beautiful weather.

This season also marks the final months of the old press box in which I have helped keep statistics with fun folks during the footballs games for the past twenty years.

And we all look forward to the new confines scheduled for occupancy by the first home game of next year.

At halftime, this year's Swenson Winners--academic and athletic excellence--received their awards. Lyndsay Drumm, Softball, and Jake Mertins, Football earned this special recognition. Jake could not attend the game, so his proud father, Pat Mertins--a Swenson Winner in 1986--accepted the award for Jake--the first father-son combination to earn this honor.

Mark Mathews, Elaine Hanson, PSC President Dan Hanson, Lyndsay Drumm, and Pat Mertins

I was also thrilled to see the return of a couple special people, Dick and Nancy Strittmatter. After coaching the Auburn High School football team for many years, Dick served as head coach of the Peru State Bobcats for six years before becoming the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach of Briar Cliff.

Nancy Strittmatter, Ted Harshbarger, and Dick Strittmatter

You can enjoy a slideshow from the event and download large-file photographs; in addition, I posted, for those who want to tag, all the images on Facebook.

In addition, you can watch a short video of around two
minutes with a few scenes from the game set to the music of our excellent Pep Band; oh, and the video includes a fun number by this year's enthusiastic and talented cheerleaders.

See you all at Homecoming, a Sea of Blue.

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