Growing up in a football community, I was saddened by the turnout for the Friday, Oct. 10, game. Let's break this down: It was Senior night and the last 2008 home varsity football game, and it was visibly clear that there were more guest spectators then home spectators. When I asked why throughout the community in the following days, the response was, "It was too cold." Hello! It's football season and it's Blaine County—yes it was cold, but why did a few home supporters have a bigger voice than the lack of our local residents and our cheerleaders (a total of four showed up, but only two were really supporting and cheering for our guys)? And then there was the band who packed up after halftime.
In talking with some of the varsity players, were they discouraged by the turnout? Yes. Would they like more community support? Of course it would be nice to see more people cheering them on in our beautiful stadium. As the parents of a sophomore varsity football player, we will do all we can to encourage our community to support our coaches and most of all our local high school athletes. After all, if our students are involved in sports it helps them stay out of trouble.
Blaine County community what do you want, a community supporting our athletes, or a community complaining about the problems/drugs within our teen population? It's time that we wake up and support our teen athletes and the hard-working and dedicated coaches—hang in there coach Glenn, you deserve the support of this community. Go Wolverines = RAGE
Kirby and Ruth Barker and family