Chain, my dad was asked to do the pep talk at the pep rally this week and shared I guess what is the lowest scoring, 1-point win in this Alto-Groveton series. This is a game he played in his senior year in 1965. Alto was leading 7-0 until the very end of the game when Groveton scored to make it 7-6 in the closing seconds. Groveton lined up to go for 2 and Alto stuffed them. The Jackets were celebrating and going crazy when they realized a flag had been thrown; we were offsides! So the refs moved the ball half the distance and they lined up again. TIME OUT! The BOYS called time out, not the coaches. Lol The Alto defense huddled up and the boys had a gut check conversation and just basically got pumped and focused. They all lined up, Groveton tried a QB sneak and the Jacket defense stopped them short of the goal line to preserve the 7-6 win! He said they just went nuts celebrating!
The moral of his story was that although our season to this point hasn’t gone like we hoped or planned, you play for that guy next to you……your teammates, your brothers, and for your town. Just like in 1965 when those teammates called timeout to gather themselves after being penalized and Groveton being given another chance.….they didn’t give up but came together for that victory. It was a good lesson.
Hoping we get one of those tonight! Been rough!