Did our team win last night? No. Did they come close? No. Did they stay in the game no matter what? YES!!! I was so proud of our football team last night. They are have a challenging year with all new coaches to get used to, a few wounded and just the usual set-backs. They are not losing HEART though! I’ve been watching Rebel football most all my life. As a teacher of these Rebels, it seems as if watching games is more of personal thing even compared to the time when I attended OCHS back in the day. I am concerned when they are injured, I rejoice when they win and feel the hurt of their losses. This season, is not any different, yet it is. I’ve seen Rebel teams in the past hang their heads and just fall over after the points against them rise. I’ve seen a Rebel team defeat themselves before they hit the field. This year, I do not see that. I see an uphill climb that this team is ready to take on. I’m so proud of the way they hussle on and off the field. They fight. They wrassle and wrangle and do all they can. Do they fumble a little and miss tackles? Perhaps, but they put it behind them and MARCH ON! Have I said I’m proud of these kiddos?!?!?!
A lot of times in life we are like those players. We have things stacked against us like a daunting opponent. Just like the MIGHTY REBELS, though, we must take heart and march on. We must look at what we are facing and take it on! BRING IT! We have to choose to keep up the fight and continue on no matter what obstacles we face. It’s also vital to remember that we all have our battles. We not only need to have heart, but we also need to have a heart for others. Keep in mind that we all are in this together. Just like a team pulls together, lifts each other up and encourages one another, we MUST do this IN LIFE. Don’t be out for numero uno–be in it for the team! Take heart and MARCH ON!