Burrr, its cold outside! Hoping all of you are toasty warm by the fire. Speaking of cold, the homecoming game was freezing. By the end of the game it was a whopping 30 degrees and frost had formed on anything that didn’t have a warm body next to or on it.

The game was full of activy and things going on and people, it was really great to see just how many supporters we had; it was a lot of fun to watch. The spirit squad had a lot of extra bodies showing their school pride, they had over twelve people saying cheers and doing their best to get the crowd cheering.

To add to the school spirit, before the game started, there was a special presentation from the Idaho Central Credit Union for the football team. They presented a check for $18,000 for the football team to get new equipment and uniforms. I could hardly believe it! Good for you boys, and a special thank you to ICCU.

The first quarter was a little slow for everyone. The boys were having a hard time catching and holding on to the ball with the cold. They still managed to keep the Eagles at bay once Lewis County ran in for the first touchdown of the game. This quarter ended with a score of zero to six in favor of the Eagles.

While the game was under way Rene, and the other girls from ICCU, gave out all kinds of goodies to the crowd. Including reusable lunch bags, light up bouncy balls, and hoo-rags (for those who don’t know what that is, it’s like a tight and stretchy bandana that is in a sleeve shape; like the scarf things you see the people were on the television show Survivor).

The second quarter was a lot more active for both sides, but unfortunately for the Eagles it was negative. Number 81 was injured badly after a takedown from one of our boys, the ambulance was called over but he didn’t need transported thankfully. The defense was doing a great job; they kept covering the ball and taking the hits. The score was sixteen to fourteen in favor of us this time.

At half time the homecoming royalty was announced, Freshman Prince and Princess were Hunter Logan and Courtney Morris. Sophomore class Price and Princess were Jaron Christopherson and Miss Kaylie. Junior class Prince and Princess were Rylan Larson and Miss Rylee. Senior Class Prince and Princess were Dylan Belders and Emma Brown. Lastly King and Queen were Dylan Belders and Miss Andy. Congratulations to all the royalty!

For the third quarter I was in line waiting at the concession stand, like everyone else, trying to find something warm. This quarter finished out at 22 to 22. There was another injury to the Eagles in the last quarter for number 40. Our boys fought and it was down to the last three minutes of game time where the Eagles got ahead and finished the game at a score of 34 to 38. Well played boys, that was a rough game.

This week, Wednesday, Oct. 16, is the PSATs. Thursday, Oct. 17, there will be a pep assembly at 10:30 a.m. for district volleyball and football senior night prep. Cross country has junior high only Bi-State meet at Beachview Park in Clarkston and starts at 3:30 p.m.

Volleyball goes to U of I for their game and starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 Spirit Squad has a free tailgate party at 4 p.m. and Football versus Kendrick is home and starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, volleyball district tournament is at LCSC Activity Center and starts at 2:30 p.m. bus leaves at 12 noon; good luck ladies!

Last but certainly not least, the Garden Club would like to remind you they are meeting this month at the Weippe Library on the 24th at 10:30 a.m. This month they have a guest speaker on house plants and how to make them grow. That to me sounds very helpful this time of year!

Now the laugh of the week; a newsboy was standing on a soap box yelling, “Read all about it! Fifty people swindled!” A curious man walked over and bought a paper, and checked out the front page. Finding nothing about it he said, “There’s nothing in here about fifty people swindled.” The newsboy ignored him and went on calling out, “Read all about it! Fifty-one people swindled!”

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