I could tell you about our beloved city. The clock tower that has been a main stay of our city has been moved around,weathered the storms of nature,the critics,the vandalism and is still standing strong. Ticking away.
There really isn’t a good place to begin this.I could tell you all about how we were short handed.I could rant about suspensions.I could even talk about my dislike for a certain person. But there’s not much left to say..I know who I am and what I’m about. I’m not fake.I don’t pretend to be anything less than what I am. I am above throes of rejection. I am Far Beyond Driven.
I may have lost a few people over the last week or so due to my “disagreement” with a certain radio (non) personality and you know what??..I’m totally cool with that. If some folks at Spartanburg need to keep a little space between us,I understand. I don’t mind being the “heel” in this. I just want anyone who reads this,anyone who may or may not enjoy my writing or “blogging” that it’s all good. I’m cool with that as long as the players,parents and coaches know that I’m here. Any kid that wants a story written about him and his on or off the field accomplishments just message me. If you want people to know how bad or good your childhood was? If you want to brag about someone you know and love and what they may have done.I’m here. If you want folks to know more about you than the number on your jersey.I am Here. I can’t chase down players to see if they would like to be featured,I DO NOT WANT TO BE A DISTRACTION. We have had far too much of that already.
I love this football team and school. The Spartanburg High School Vikings
I could write blogs about my Oakland Raiders
or how I think Sasha Banks is one of the best in ring performers I’ve seen in a decade in WWE.
I could write about the skills of Logic on the mic
or the skills of Neil Peart behind a Drum Kit.
Our Vikings have been pushed around,fought through adversity,critics and vandals of a different kind for over 100 years.We have been playing Football for over 100 years,think about that. All the kids who played for the same cause. Spartanburg Football. There is a lot to be said to see beyond the smoke screens that others try to blind you with,to see through it.
I guess what I’m trying to say is SPARTANBURG IS NOT A STEPPIN’ STONE.
We have mourned the loss of players,coaches and fans over the years. We have always been the school that others want to see fail. We should never allow ourselves to be divided in any way,shape or form..from race to philosophy,from the Crimson Tide to The Vikings, from Summerville to T.L. Hanna. We cannot let the others drive a wedge between us. We cannot hand those envious of us a bigger hammer to help pound us into a submission.
T.L. Hanna beat Spartanburg 35-0 last week. It was our first shutout since 2011 and one of only 15 shutouts in the last 46 years.It is a rarity in it of itself and hard to watch..but it’s over,other than using it for a learning tool and motivation,I find it useless and partially meaningless.
Notice I said partially meaningless,you can read the meaningful part here by SHJ prep writer JED BLACKWELL
Now..on to Etowah. This Team,just North of Atlanta,Georgia beat Spartanburg last season 21-14. The Eagles are off to a 1-1 start after a 26-0 win against Campbell and a heart breaking 38-35 loss to North Cobb. Etowah QB PATRICK FERRIS passed for more than 200 yards with 3 touchdowns, two incompletions but did have 2 fumbles. You can see some highlights here
WR/S Blake Jones at 6’3 185 seems to be a big threat.He had 2 TD catches this past week. His Highlights can also be found at the above link.