What a momentous Friday for Lower Valley football last week! Grandview earned the school's first-ever playoff win and Sunnyside got its first win of the season while setting a school record for rushing touchdowns.
Then there's mighty Mabton, undefeated and advancing in the State B football playoffs.
How sweet it is!
Sure the Seahawks are off to their best start in recent years and seem to have the look of a team that could go deep in the playoffs.
Then there are the Huskies and Cougars who capture the state's football attention for the opposite reason as both programs are suffering this year.
But let's not forget our own boys of Autumn right here in Lower Valley.
The fun continues Friday at Mabton and Saturday at Grandview as both schools host first-round state playoff games.
I like what one of the Greyhound coaches said, "We thought maybe we could, now we know we can."
Like the little train that could-and does-Grandview, Sunnyside and Mabton's gridders are examples to us all to keep on keeping on.
That's especially true of the Sunnyside bunch who stuck together through nine losses before experiencing the payoff of a season-ending victory.
This weekend's first-round state playoff games will hopefully not be the last of 2005 for Mabton and Grandview.
But whenever the teams have their season finales, we'll stand proudly behind our boys of Autumn.
Then we'll throw on an extra sweater as we get ready to root for Lower Valley's boys and girls of Winter.