Heard that after today's game, you are moving on.
Sam, that might be one of the best moves you'll ever make. I mean, where the heck is Blufftown? I looked on my map, looked on the Net and asked several people I know from the Low Country and they looked at me like I'm playing poker with 50 cards.
And speaking of poker, heard Blufftown is only been in existence since 2004 and is somewhere near the ocean. The latter fact alone conjures up a big juicy cheeseburger for thought.
Yes, Sam, I'm fat. Never met a bean I didn't like. Can tell you the top seller in nearly every high school football concession stand in the state, maybe all of them but Blufftown? Glad this game isn't being played there.
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That burger for thought: Why Bobcats? Makes me think basketball and you know how much (haha) football guys love hoops. Why not Card Sharks? Get it? Near the ocean. Bluff a bad hand.
And if not, maybe sea urchins. I remember one year my wife brought one into our room and I told her she best toss it out the door. Two days later she was looking at me sideways like I had done something wrong and I said, "Don't look at me. It's that dang little dead creature of yours." Those little suckers sure do stink.
And while we are on the word stink: No, I refuse to bundle that word with football in any way.
But let's get down to this little state championship game tonight at Clemson. You know that five former South Pointe players are on the team in the middle of the state that just took the Tigers behind the woodshed and whupped them.
That, Sam, is what you have to look forward to tonight. Gonna be a long drive back to Blufftown. I say that only because it has to be, 'cause who knows where it is?
South Pointe has played varsity football six seasons and is playing in the championship game for the third time. The Stallions play good teams: they beat York and Fairfield Central twice each, beat Northwestern and beat Rock Hill.
And earlier this season, they galloped up to North Carolina and knocked off three-time defending state champ West Rowan, a game away this year from going back, 23-9.
Who did the Card Sharks beat? All 14 teams they played, but were the likes of Cane Bay, Estill, Battery Creek and Hardeeville, home of the Big Burger meal.
Gosh, y'all scored 787 points on the likes of those dogs. Did the Sharks sneak up on them while they were using the fire hydrant?
Blufftown has not seen the amount of speed it will see tonight in a South Pointe team that can score on offense, defense and kicking teams. Those guys are so fast, there has to be a gambler out there with ties to TV that could get them in a series: "The Flash Brothers." Tonight is gonna be a case of "Catch Me if you Can."
The Stallions outrun the Sharks and beat them 32-28. Bet on it.
So, Sam, now that we've both had some fun, let's hope that there are no serious injuries and that sportsmanship rules as much as hard hits and long runs. And a shout out to Bluffton (think I found it) for getting to the championship game for the first time,
Good luck to you on your new gig, and in end, may the best team win. Just kidding. I'm pulling for South Pointe.