On Saturday, I was at Lang Field as the St. Anthony hosted a TCAL playoff game against KIPP Houston.
When I first heard that St. Anthony would be hosting a playoff game at home, I knew I had to show up to support them; I was really looking forward to it. So, when I told my wife, she was excited because it would be a great opportunity to bring Niko, our 18-month old son, to the game.
I was also excited to bring them to the game and also not sure how Niko would fare since he hasn’t been napping great for the past few weeks; he hasn’t napped in the car in a few months.
Well, Niko slept for about 45 minutes on our drive down; traffic lights on 281 woke him up. I will say it was very nice having him and Nina with me at the game, even if Niko looked super tired. And, yes, I was extremely distracted and wasn’t my normal self. Because of his tiredness, we left at halftime.
The St. Anthony Yellow Jackets defeated KIPP Houston by a score of 56 to 6. St. Anthony scored on their very first play of the game, they had defensive scores, and more touchdown runs. They really looked like a different team from when I saw them in Week 3 when they lost a triple OT game to Cornerstone.
Next game for St. Anthony is the TCAL State Semi-Final Friday in Chilton at Featherwood stadium against Tomball Christian at 4 p.m. They played earlier this season and Tomball Christian defeated St. Anthony 26 to 21.
On Friday, I will be at Ranger stadium as the Smithson Valley Rangers host the Jay Mustangs in the 1st round of the 6A Division II playoffs.
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Here are a few pictures from the game: