CMA JV Football vs. Fairfield October 15th, 2011

This past Saturday morning, the CMA JV football team played a home game against Fairfield  The weather was nice but a little cold. If there hadn’t have been any wind, it would have been a nice day for a game. (I was wearing long johns. Last year, I learned my lesson at one of the late Fall Saturday morning games where I froze.)

If you’ve never witnessed a Saturday morning football game at Culver Academies, I’d highly recommend watching one sometime. The campus looks great, but what caught my eye were the horses. I’ll explain. Every Saturday morning, the Horsemanship Department lets the horses out their pens to run and get some exercise. Culver is very unique in that these exercise pens are right behind the visiting team’s bleachers. From where I was on the Eagle’s sideline, I had a perfect view of the opposing team’s fans and the horses. At the start of the game, one or two very young children were brave enough to venture over to the fence to talk with the horses and pet them. By the time the game was over, there were at least a dozen young kids doing the same thing. As I drove home from the game, I realized that those kids probably had more fun at this weekend’s game than any other in the season. I imagine that those kids will think back to the game with a smile.

In true Culver Academies form, there is always something going on. Saturday was no different. If anyone had wanted to take a break from the football game, within a few hundred yards, they could have watched Cross Country Regionals or a CGA Polo game. Or, if nothing else, they could have explored Culver’s beautiful campus and walked along the shore of Lake Maxinkuckee.

The Culver JV Football team played hard and tried. Unfortunately, their opponent, Fairfield High School, has an undefeated JV team. I’m told that this group of young men has been undefeated together for a couple of years. Watching the game, this was very obvious. The JV Eagles lost. It was still fun to watch and there were some great plays. I managed to get a lot of photos that I hope you will check out. (Football photos on a sunny day always turn out better than the ones taken under the lights.)

I’ve posted some of my favorite photos here. Others are located at:

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