Is football the new hockey?
It was great to be at a football game and not be wishing for hockey season.
Junior running back Skyler Stoker’s go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter was as thrilling as any third period goal I’ve ever seen. Sorry, Zach Redmond. The hard hits of junior linebackers Tayo Moss and Alex Brajak rivaled those witnessed at Ewigleben Ice Arena. The only thing missing was the glass to slam their opponents into.
Friday night, a hockey school was a football school. Friday night, our very own Skyler Stoker outran and outplayed a preseason All-American, Joe Glendening. Friday night, the Bulldogs overcame overwhelming odds and defeated the nationally ranked Hillsdale Chargers.
Unfortunately, the majority of the student body missed it.
The “Community Day” crowd of 3,453 fans was made up of just that: the community. Big Rapids came out to show their support, but as far as FSU students, there were few to be seen.
Well, there was that small group who started off the second half with chants of “we want more beer.” Your school spirit was as tasteful as a case of PBR (so, not at all.)
Go ahead and use Labor Day Weekend as an excuse. I’ll let it slide this time. But the jokes on you if you skip the next home game.
Come out September 17 and watch these guys take on Ohio Dominican (Hey, if the Bulldogs beat Saginaw Valley next Saturday and Ohio Dominican the following weekend, that’s a hat trick!) Like all student-athletes, they’ve worked their asses off to represent this school. To represent you.
Hockey season doesn’t start for another month. Honestly, what do you have to lose?