Saturday, August 28, 2010

Kirkwood Defeats Summit, Irvin Gets First Win!

The KHS Football season got off to an interesting start when, on the opening kickoff, a Kirkwood tackler jarred the ball loose from the Summit return man, only to have the ball take a fortuitous bounce into the arms of another unsuspecting Falcon who then rambled 80 yards for a touchdown.  But give the Pioneers and new Head Coach, Matt Irvin, credit.  They kept their composure, stuck with their game plan, and walked out with a 34-14 victory.  The key play of the game could have been the 2nd half kickoff, when #38 Kenny Cummings had what one person described to me as a "video game" return for a touchdown, reversing field several times and leaving bewildered would-be tacklers in his wake. . . 

The excitement leading up to the game was palpable, and Coach Townsend, our AD, looked as nervous and excited as I've seen him since we coached hoops together.  Thanks to the team for such an exciting, classy, and gritty effort.  'Can't wait until next week!

Special congratulations to Coach Irvin on his first of what we hope will be many victories in the months and years to come!

*Interesting note:  In the 3rd from last photo in this post (Coach Irvin talking to the team at a timeout) there is a bright dot in the blue sky.  I found out today that that was actually the space station that is orbiting earth.  Who'da thunk it?!

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