Game 8: this is going back a while, but I do remember it was a beautiful fall day. We had football friends in from out-of-state so we had lots of fun activities. The game itself was not so fun. The Pioneers lost to Lake Erie with a score of 34-55.
Game 9: This week the Malone Pioneers took on Urbana. It was an away game, but it just happened to be on our route to Indiana so we went to the game. It was bitterly cold and windy. We bundled up and the kids stayed warm by literally running up and down the front aisle of the bleachers. At half-time Nora had to potty so we warmed up in the gym. Then I made the decision to leave. Kolter wasn't handling the cold temperatures very well and it was kind of miserable trying to keep 4 people warm by myself. So we jumped back in the van and headed to Indy a little early. The Pioneers succumbed to Urbana 16-35.
Playing in the gym, trying to feel our fingers again
Game 10: This game marked the final home game. It was chilly and Kolter had a cold so I made the executive decision to hang out in the press box. It was the 1st time we had been in the press box all year, which means the weather was pretty great all season. The kids had fun playing in the tight space ;) however Malone lost to Findlay with a score of 0-38.
Game 11: The final game was away, several hours away in Michigan so we did not travel. Malone took on Northwood. It was a cold, snowy game that didn't end well. The final score was 17-41.
The day after the final game we had the football banquet. Which wrapped up the season. It was a tough season filled with challenges, but there were also many blessings that helped the team and players persevere. Now it's on to recruiting!