Thursday, December 31, 2015

Sunflower Football: 12 Thoughts of Thanks

Entering the 2016 year, this 2015 season has brought us quite a bit of success within the Sunflower League. Although we were unable to represent the East side of the bracket as we have for many years, we are still a force to be reckoned with on the gridiron each and every year.

Here are 12 thoughts of Sunflower Football that I am thankful for entering the 2016 season:

12 - Lawrence, Free State, Leavenworth, OE, ON, ONW, OS, SME, SMN, SMNW, SMS, & SMW

11 - 11 healthy student-athletes on offense and defense.

10 - Where SM West Head Coach Tim Callaghan ranks all-time on the Sunflower League Football Coaching History. With 97 wins, needing only three (3) to reach 100 Sunflower wins, and joining a class of nine other Coaches once this feat is reached

9 - Chip Sherman's inspiration to keep going every day

8 - Eight (8) months until the start of the 2016 season

7 - The future additions of Gardner-Edgerton Trailblazers and Olathe West Owls to the family

6 - Six (6) straight seasons of SM East Football winning seasons 55-13 since 2010

5 - Bill Freeman's 5 State Championships for Lawrence 1979-1984-1986-1987-1989

4 - SM South Raiders winning their 250th game in their 50th season of Football

3 - Good friend and mentor, SM North Principal Richard Kramer for his constant pushing and encouragement to make each day, and week better to bring the best Sunflower Football to you

2 - Isaiah Simmons (Olathe North) and Amani Bledsoe (Lawrence) consistent honors both locally and nationwide by our own US Military for his nominations to play in Senior games

1 - Eli Underwood for allowing Austin and I to continue on bringing the best coverage we can for our many viewers! Thank you all

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