Busy Saturday

We had a busy day last Saturday.  It started with Elliot's basketball class at 9 AM.  Then we skipped Finn's basketball class to go to the Santa Parade. 




We left that early, without seeing Santa, to drive to Lansing to watch Midland play in the high school football semifinals.  It was a great game, probably best football game that I've ever seen in person.  He are some video highlights, but they end before it really got good.

Here is a link to a story and some photos.

Midland came back from a 28-7 deficit to take a 31-28 lead with about 5 minutes left.  Midland held Lowell to a 3 and out and took over on the Lowell side of the field after a short punt.  They drove down to about the 10 but turned the ball over on downs with a minute and a half or two minutes left.  Lowell then drove the length of the field before being stopped inside the one with no timeouts and about 20 seconds left.  Instead of rushing a quarterback sneak or hand-off, Lowell's quarter back spiked the ball to stop the clock.  Fortunately for Midland, he had lost track of downs.  It was fourth down and the spike turned the ball over to Midland.  A quarterback sneak ran off the final 6 seconds, and Midland is headed for the division 2 finals on Friday.




After the game, we drove back to Midland for a meeting at church to talk about ways that the church can better minister to its families.  We finished off the evening with some pizza from Papa Johns.