Gorman Panthers Practice 2019
I rolled into Gorman as the sun was coming up. I am always amazed at how industrial Gorman appears when one first comes into town from DeLeon. There are peanuts and trucking and, from what I can, tell they keep Gorman jugging along nicely.
I took a left at the flashing light and enjoyed my slow, early morning drive through downtown. There is an area that has been turned into a very cute little park between buildings. The kind of place you’d like to just sit, sip coffee and enjoy. They also have a nice big park just down the street. Followed by the ever so cute little breakfast place. I always know I’m getting close to the school when I pass it.
I always go to the school and then backtrack to the practice field. As I drove in front of the school, I could see two suited-out players heading for the street. I knew I had arrived at just the right time. I went on down and parked by the practice field. As the boys were coming up the hill, I snapped a photo of the sun coming up behind the goal post.
I have enjoyed visiting this practice field the last few years that Gorman has been Six-Man. This time was a bit different. They had goal post, field lines, and a very level playing field. What an excellent place to practice! Not many schools have such a luxury as a full practice field. I complimented Coach Dixon on the nice field, and he told me it is extra nice for 6-on-6 tournaments. He then told me they also use the baseball field and another open area for 6-on-6 making it where they can host multiple teams and run lots of games at once.
Gorman, like so many other teams I visited this week, have 20 plus kids out for football. What a great number. Hopefully, they can match up for some JV games during the season.
It was a cool morning, and there was still dew on the grass. The boys and coaches seamlessly ran their drills on the last day of week one. I have to say the morning glow reflecting off the red and blue uniforms made for a bit of patriotic nostalgia. I left before the heat sat in and took the back way out down a little narrow shady lane lined with pecan trees. It was the perfect exit!
See you on the sidelines,
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