Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Not Quite "The Game," but....

Thanks to Old Zach at Sic Semper Tyrannis for bringing my attention to this great article on the impending "Fracas in Farmville" (actually, seven miles south) on Saturday.

I hadn't recalled that this was lopsided in our favor. Two years ago, this one was stolen from H-SC on a bad call on the last Bridgewater drive. H-SC was (wrongly, in my partisan opinion, but I saw the play, and it was a bizarre call) called for roughing the passer on 4th and ten with under two minutes; Bridgewater was able to score to take its first lead of the game, and there was inadequate time left for H-SC to score again. It was a high-scoring game.

If you're there, look for the new tan Montana on the Hill, just past Hampden House. The Youngs will be tailgating, with a traditional pitcher of Bloodies. Denizens of the blogosphere are welcome.

BTW, "The Game," for the unanointed, is the traditional last game of the regular season, between Hampden-Sydney and Randolph-Macon or, as we like to call it, "the coeducational experiment in Ashland."

UPDATE: As noted in the comments, the final score was 31-24, with Bridgewater coming out on top. I wish that I could say that it was otherwise. A great game, it cannot be said that this was one decided by the officials. It was, sadly for the Tigers, a game in which their opponent's performance was superior to theirs. If some solace can be taken over this loss, it is in the fact that it was decided by the efforts of the players, not by the mistakes of the officials. Congrats to Bridgewater.

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