The final soccer game of the season was scheduled for today…until about 2:30p today, when I received a call from my A.D.
First some background.
The high school we were scheduled to play resides inside a children’s detention center…..a maximum security children’s detention center. Don’t get me wrong, I like to play them. Their kids are actually pretty nice, but the thought of playing against “prison kids” makes our kids behave a little better.
Now that you have that , I can get back to my phone call.
The A.D. said that the game was cancelled because the
prison school had “uncovered an planned escape attempt”. No word if it was a general escape plan, or one from the kids that were coming here planning to chase a soccer ball and keep going (I bet on the former).
You gotta understand, it is mid to late October in Colorado. There is a snow storm coming in as I type. I have ineligible kids…lots of them. The flu’s going around. Anything could have cancelled this game. Heck, Elk could have cancelled last week’s game…seriously.
But an escape attempt? That’s a new one for me.
Told the kids it was the easiest win they’d ever have in their lives. So we finish with a win, a .500 season (6-6-2), a fourth place finish in our district, oh yea, and a Frontier League title. Go figure.
Pretty good for a first year program if I say so myself. I’ll be at the bar.