By Bobbie Brown
It is time... time to move from football to basketball. I think I just heard some of you groan. The 2018 football season was outstanding. I think I can speak for the Texas 1A Fan team in saying that we really enjoyed each and every game covered. Thank you to all the coaches who allowed us to broadcast, and we appreciate you sharing the sideline with us. Now the football withdrawals set in, but there's really no time to think about it because the teams we cover just doubled!
We're going to try to cover as many basketball games as possible. Some of you have already invited us to visit your gym. Thank you... we love that and will try to get there before the end of District play! And we aren't afraid to drive!
This basketball season is shaping up to be quite a crazy one. The UIL realignment for 2018-2019 has us constantly checking who went to which region. It's probably going to take a while to get it all straight. Some districts have already started. District 28 Girls began on November 20th! If you've seen my pleas for help with District scores, you'll know I've been trying diligently to keep up. If you have scores for your team, send them in or enter them in ScoreStream. Those scores always show up in the basketball scoreboards on www.1afan.com. And then everyone can see them!
This weekend saw many holiday tournaments. One thing I noticed is that many 1A schools played in large school tournaments and did very well! We might be 1A schools, but we play BIG. Keep it up!
One little note... we post MANY basketball scores to twitter. We are also expert "retweeters." Because of algorithms in Facebook, it is difficult to post basketball scores continually and have many of you see them all. If you don't have Twitter, never fear! Every score we receive or retrieve ends up on the website scoreboards as soon as we get it.
We look forward to seeing you all through January and into the first of February and then the playoffs. Before we know it, track season will be upon us... and baseball and softball, golf, tennis... it seems the sport seasons flow into each other and the years fly by in a blur. Go out and enjoy. Now that we're on the other side of Christmas, summer will be here before we know it! While you're out there enjoying your favorite 1A team, go forward and do GOOD!
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