Ten Signs You Are At a Small Town Football Game

  1. There are kids that not only play offense and defense, but also can play two or three positions on each side of the ball.
  2.  At least one (and probably more) of the linemen are 180 pounds or less
  3. A single family has two sons playing, dad is part of the chain gang, daughter is helping with stats, and mom is working a shift in the concession stand. (Not to mention the uncle who is a volunteer coach, cousin running the scoreboard, and another uncle in the color guard).
  4. Someone brings a cooler and school officials just smile and wave because they know it is an egg delivery
  5. The ticket takers do not bother to ask students for admission fees because all of them are either playing, student managers, cheerleaders, or in the pep band
  6. Parking on the track goes all the way around the field and car horns celebrate every touchdown. The vehicles are also a handy way to warm up during halftime.cars parked around football field for high school game
  7. At least once during the season, play has to be stopped because a three year old ran onto the field after recognizing his/her older brother
  8. Even the kids over at the school playground stop what they are doing when the national anthem is played
  9. The young kids from the home and visiting teams all find each other for a pick up game
  10. The foreign exchange student is always the field goal kicker
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About jheem

I grew up on a diversified dairy farm in southeast South Dakota where I learned how to throw a hay bale, pull a calf, deal with death, and "name" the cows. I was in 4H and FFA, and was privileged to serve as a state FFA officer. In college, I studied animal science, focusing on beef cows, mostly because I figured they were less work than dairy cows....I ended up with a Masters Degree in ruminant nutrition and went to work for the University of Nebraska, first as a research tech coordinating data collection for a swine unit and beef feedlot on a research farm and then as an extension educator. In my current job, I focus on environmental issues related to animal agriculture (which is a nice way of saying I talk about manure alot). My husband and I live and work on a seedstock cattle operation in northeast Nebraska. You can learn more about our cattle operation by visiting my husband's blog at http://aldersonangus.wordpress.com.
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