Saturday, October 13, 2012
- by B.B. Branton
Special dates for the Reynolds household have produced wins on the football field this season.
Friday night, Cindy Reynolds, wife of Boyd-Buchanan football coach Grant Reynolds, celebrated her 45th birthday with the 35-21 win at South Pittsburg.
"Many of my family are from South Pittsburg (her dad is a SP alum) so it is nice to win when we play here," said Mrs. Reynolds while standing near midfield late Friday night.
Anniversary Win: "We also celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary the night the Bucs won their game in the jamboree in August.
Grant's birthday is late December, but a state championship in early December might be cause for another celebration.
Pre-Game Prayer: South Pittsburg has been having a pre-game prayer before home football games broadcast over the public address system for more than five decades according to one South Pittsburg fan.
The prayer is usually given by a pastor of one of the local churches and a South Pittsburg student has also given the prayer this season.
In case the folks from Wisconsin are curious, Jesus prayed in public at a sporting event in the first century and the ACLU (i.e. Sadducees, Pharisees) did nothing to stop it. Many of the people against a Christian prayer at football games usually cite Jesus' comments in Matthew 6 about praying in one's closet.
But those on the left conveniently leave out the fact that in the same book - Matthew 14:19 - Jesus prayed in public before performing the miracle with the five loaves of bread and two fish and fed 5,000 men plus women and children ... (probably enough to fill Finley Stadium) ... It could be called a sporting event seeing that the little boy who brough the food to Jesus' disciples might well have entered a fishing contest that day sponsored by the Jerusalem Sports and Events Committee, but he came in last - note the small fish he brought to Jesus (a Jeff Foxworthy interpretation of the events !! - might make for a good trivia question for his "Great American Bible Quiz" show).
Jesus never said not to pray in public. Important to note that He also prayed out loud while dying on the cross - a public event ... praying for those opposed to Him.
Texas Cheerleaders: Oh, by the way, the 16-17 year-old cheerleaders at Kountze (Texas) High School have won the first round against the Wisconsin group and have been permitted to continue to make signs with Bible verses for the school's football games ... another ruling is expected next week.
LFO Cheerleaders Were the Reason??: One national radio host said that the Texas cheerleaders got the idea to make the Bible-themed banners after hearing about the same Bible banner-making effort at a Georgia High School - most likely Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe a couple of years ago. If the Kountze cheerleaders continue to win their case, then maybe the banner-making LFO cheerleaders will be back in business.
Kountze HS is 5-1 on the season and had a 48-0 road win tonight.
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