September 6, 1996 Friday
Tonight was the home opener for football. We lost 27-0. I can’t say much went right, but Hoke’s halftime trombone playing with the band roused the Elmwood crowd from their stupor. What a way for our senior year to go. I don’t think we crossed the midfield the entire night. On the positive, it was a beautiful cool night with a lot of energy (early on) with the stands filled. Hopefully Homecoming will be a closer affair, but don’t bet on it: we play the Peoria Heights Patriots.
While at the game Sidney suggested the Olive Garden for the Homecoming dinner. It’s almost perfect:Just on the northwestern edge of Peoria, so I don’t have to get caught in the city, and I guess the food is good (Dad’s paying for it too!). That was all I really wanted to say.
Days ’til Homecoming -22
The countdown continues,