Busy at work, busy at play

Published 8:44 pm Tuesday, September 23, 2008

By By Chandler Myers
The last five days have been anything but slow for this guy right here and a lot of the things taking place involved a lot of activity and some athleticism.
It started with a trip to Camp Beckwith last Thursday with Leadership Atmore, which was a great experience that would be fun to do all over again. The people attending that are in the class are great and were a lot of fun to hang out with. All the team exercises and obstacles that were faced really used a lot of energy and coordination.
After returning from Camp Beckwith, preparations for the football games started and the excitement of the weekend started building. It is always fun attending the high school football games around town even if it is work. Seeing big plays and hard hits makes working on a Friday night more fun and brings back memories of high school.
The game I worked that night was the Northview-Walton match up, and it proved to be an exciting game. Fans there might disagree because of the outcome, but there were several big plays made by Northview that opened the door for opportunities. Two double passes that both led to huge chunks of yardage put everyone on their feet including the unbiased reporter. Another huge play was the Chiefs defense stepping up on a fourth-and-one with their backs against the end zone. Walton tried to push their running back into the end zone, and they were stopped just short of the goal line. The last big play of the game for Northview was an interception made by one of their talented freshman that was returned for a touchdown. All in all, the football game, win or lose, was still fun to watch.
While Fridays have been tough because none of the local teams have won a game that the Advance has been present at, Saturdays have been great through the first four weeks of college football.
Last Saturday, I made the trip up to Hamilton, Ala. to visit my girlfriend Chelsea and her family. The trip started early that morning to allow yours truly time to reach her house before the Alabama game started. The visit to Hamilton is always enjoyable because Chelsea’s family is so kind. It reminds me of Atmore and how nice everyone has been in the three months of living here. Watching the game with her family was great because they are all also diehard Crimson Tide Fans. The fun of watching the game was being able to share that with not only my girlfriend, but her family as well. It’s fun hanging out with them and they are always having a good time, especially her mom.
Sports became involved during the trip that the two of us made to Florence that night. While in the mall, a new business has opened up called Glow-Golf, which is easy to guess that it is a putt-putt course that glows in the dark. Deciding to play was easy and talking a little trash before the game made Chelsea laugh and it made her laugh even more when she beat me by four strokes. A couple of hours later, we took to the bowling rink with a couple of her friends and again she beat me. She straight up whipped me in two games, and I’ll be honest when I say I didn’t let her beat me. Those are not my best sports anyway.
Like I said in the beginning the last five days have been extremely active and fun was involved every minute of it.
This Friday ECHS travels to Bay Minette to take on Baldwin County and they pick up their first victory winning 20-8.
Northview travels to Holmes County and fights hard to win a game that starts out close, but the Chiefs pull away and win 35-13 on the road.
The Cougars of Canoe celebrate homecoming and faceoff against Wilcox. EA will find its way to a victory this weekend over the Wildcats 28-12.
Hope everyone has a great, safe weekend.
Chandler Myers is sports editor of the Atmore Advance. He can be reached at 368-2123.

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