High school football hits prime time

You may have followed the course of my stepson’s high school football season here on jkOnTheRun as I posted about it from time to time.  Football season is long past but this weekend is bringing it back home again for a couple of reasons.  First up, Michael’s high school graduation ceremony is taking place this evening, the big moment when all Cy-Fair High School 2007 graduates bid farewell to friends and grade school.  Reflection on the past school year naturally falls back to the football season where our Bobcats made it deep into the state championship run, dominated by junior running back sensation Sam McGuffie, whose unbelievable season of 3,121 yards and 43 touchdowns has caught national attention, helped along no doubt by the video of him hurdling a defensive back.  I blogged that here and it has been downloaded over 430,000 times on YouTube.  I’m including it at the end of this post for posterity’s sake.  McGuffie has caught national attention since he will be back at Cy-Fair High School next year, and he’s received offers from every major university in the country.  Punctuating just how much in the national spotlight he is the Houston Chronicle reports that ESPN2 has signed a contract to broadcast live the Cy-Fair Bobcats play the Cy-Falls Eagles on October 18th in the fall.  I’ll bet they are hoping Sam will hurdle someone else during the game, something he actually did 2 or 3 times during the past season.  Congratulations to Michael and the rest of the 2007 graduating class and good luck to seniors everywhere.



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