Long drive to Enterprise, AL ends in a glorious region triumph for Auburn! Early victories today over senior-laden Dothan and scrappy Montgomery Carver set up a region final with the home team, an overconfident Enterprise. We lost games 1 & 2 (22-25; 23-25). Auburn then turned it up another notch... 25-19; 25-23 and 15-11 to shock the home team. Record: 35-15.
A win in sub-state Thursday at home will land Auburn in the Elite Eight at the State Championship a week from Thursday. My little kitty
played her little heart out. What a day!
Sub-State game versus Daphne is at 3:30 Thursday at Auburn High.
As of tomorrow, Sheri and I will be raising two teenagers. It's hard to believe that he
will be 13.
Brett is going to be a ball boy at three Auburn basketball games this year. The only game that has an opponent of some significance is the game on January 23rd against ALABAMA!!
THE GAME against Florida...Attending that game is one of the top 3 sporting events in my life. The other two were a high school basketball game in Indiana years ago and the Indianapolis 500. I enjoyed every minute, especially that tenacious defense in the second half. What an atmosphere too...a raucous crowd at Jordan-Hare. I didn't even mind sitting next to Stacy Norman, a Gator fan wearing a Gator sweatshirt (after all, he got me the FREE ticket!).
After the game was over, everybody stayed! Everyone just started chanting, "It's great to be an Auburn Tiger" (everybody except the aforementioned forlorn Gator fans).
I went to watch Sheli ("Kitty") and the Auburn girls volleyball team play against a tough Trinity Episcopal team. The scores: 21-25, 26-24, 23-25, 25-22, 10-15. Unfortunately, an injury hampered Auburn's efforts in the final and deciding game. Driving back with my Kitty and spending time with her was so special. I love that treasure God gave me (Psalm 127:3).
While I was in Montgomery, I noticed something. Gas prices are A LOT cheaper. It's almost worth the drive over to buy gas at $2 a gallon versus $2.20 in Auburn. As one father of a teammate who owns a landscaping business said, "Yeah, you should always leave Auburn with an empty tank." Oh, well...Auburn is still a cool and beautiful place to live.
Let's show Florida who's boss on Saturday...War Eagle!!!
Darkness will fall in Auburn around 5 p.m. starting October 29th. That will move to around 4 p.m. by the end of the year. The good news (trying to be optimistic) is that Daylight Savings is scheduled to begin earlier next spring...March 11th and last longer...until November 4th. So, we will just have to hang in there for 132 days. Unless, of course, the Lord returns. Are you ready?