Saturday, August 29, 2015

Day 1129: 92 and clear ...

"Sassafras", junk mail collage

Thursday, I rode with WW & Kelly  ...
to Orange Lutheran High School's first "frosh" game of the year.

It was held at Dominguez High School in Compton.
The  game was scheduled for OLU but because of the heat index,
was moved to DHS where they have grass ...
rather than the artificial turf that radiates an extra 10 degrees heat.
We walked a ways to the aged bleachers ...
 to perch in the 92' heat for the game.

OLU team was larger in number. 
DHS seemed half or less, not in physical size but number.
To play FB or sports at OLU is pricey, 
so I reasoned that might be a factor at DHS.
The teams seems more equal in ability ...
than the eventual 21 - 0  OLU winning score would tell.
At half time the 6 OLU coaches & managers took 
the team to shade & water at the end of the field.
The 3 DHS coaches met their player under the goal posts 
in the sun. No managers or water apparent.

(my grandson is the cute one)

At one point a DHS player ran a speedy, picture-perfect touchdown
which was summarily declined by referees ....
due to interference by non-players on the sidelines.
Most of us missed the interference, watching the skillful DHS run.
When the game was over, we rolled limp, out of the stands.
OLU team boarded their A/C bus to return to the OC.
My joy for my grandson and the terrific OLU team is 
tempered by a sadness for the inequalities in life,
that are so easily overlooked when we are on the easy side.

Maybe TMI, but I needed this.

A smile for Saturday ...

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