Thursday, October 22, 2009

winning isn't everything... but it sure is nice

the ball seemed to hang in the sky forever. with it hung all the hopes and dreams of the team. the win rested solely upon the hands of mrs. amber rose bryson...

what a game it was. one for the ages. a tightly contested battle between two equally matched teams. the msw babes' stellar defense had been suffocating all night long, only allowing one fluke touchdown when a receiver slipped behind the safeties. other than that, the girls shut down their opponents completely. their lone problem was in finding their offensive rhythm. deep into the second half of the game, the girls had yet to get into the endzone. that was about to change.

the girls stood at midfield, fourth down, less than three minutes left, with the game on the line. our qb dropped back to pass, but feeling the pressure of the rush, decided to scramble for the first down. after narrowly avoiding two or three tackles in the backfield, she pressed the turbo button and ran all the way for the tying score. exciting. but that only left us with a tie. we wanted the win. so it all came down to the extra point.

amber lined up wide to the right. she knew their zone defense had holes, and she knew where they were. on the snap, she ran a short fade and sneaked into the back corner of the endzone. the qb had hoped to run it in, but seeing amber all alone, she let the ball fly. the ball seemed to hang in the sky forever. with it hung all the hopes and dreams of the team. the win rested solely upon the hands of mrs. amber rose bryson.

she did not disappoint.

amber's extra point catch gave the babes of msw their first lead of the year. but the drama wasn't over yet. the girls still had to play some more defense before this one was over. the girls quickly intercepted a pass and returned it for a td, but then threw an interception on the extra point try which was taken all the way back for three points. this gave the ball back to our opponents who were only down four points. there wasn't much time left, but thanks to a few too many penalties by our team, our opponents were able to drive all the way down the field. half a yard from a touchdown, our opponents took the final snap of the game. to no suprise to anyone, the amazing defense of msw stepped up once again and forced the incomplete pass for the win.

the crowd of 50,000 stormed the field in celebration, carried the team off on their shoulders, and the fan riots went on through the night. well maybe not, but at least one proud fan stormed the field to kiss his hero, his wife.

1 comment:

  1. What a great narrative! Good job Amber!! I wish I could have seen you in action. :)

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