Newton basketball enjoys night out in Athens
Rams bond during trip to watch Georgia basketball
For most high school students, the Thanksgiving break means a time to relax, unwind and eat lots of food. Little thought is given to school or anything associated with it.
That is unless you play sports and your season opener is only days away, as is the case with the Newton High School boys basketball team.
With their first game quickly approaching on Tuesday against Jackson, the Rams were not able to relax much over the break. They could be found in the gym every day (except Thanksgiving Day) working, working and working some more.
However, all of their hard work did not go unnoticed as the coaching staff planned a little outing for the team based on its hard work.
Last Tuesday’s practice went as normal; that is until the end of the day when the Rams loaded up into a caravan and headed for Athens.
In a busman’s holiday of sorts they were going to watch the University of Georgia basketball game against Elon University.
But what night wouldn’t be complete without a trip to The Varsity?
The entire group enjoyed the unparalleled cuisine of the world’s largest drive-in restaurant, dining on such delights as chili dogs, double cheeseburgers, onion rings and more.
It was then time to head to Stegeman Coliseum. Newton head coach Rick Rasmussen had made arrangements with the UGA staff for tickets to
has missed the past five, the Colts are 3-2 and Manning has thrown for eight touchdowns with nine interceptions.
The Colts are an example of a team with the worst kind of injury luck, having a bunch of players out at the same position, in this case at receiver.
Injuries are a major factor in the downfall of last season’s other Super Bowl team, Chicago.
But New England, of course, is the exception.
The Patriots are an exception to everything these days, including the rule that every team is supposed to be close to .500. And even when they have had injuries, they’ve survived. Hey, they won a Super Bowl with Troy Brown, a wide receiver, as the nickel back in a secondary that had lost several real DBs with injuries.
Even through this unbeaten season, when they’ve been winning games by an average of 41-16, the Patriots haven’t been injury free.
Richard Seymour, one of the NFL’s best defensive linemen, was on the physically unable to perform list to start the season and has seen spot duty in the last three games. They’ve been without their top two running backs, Laurence Maroney and Sammy Morris, for much of the season, and Morris is gone for the year.
The way this season is going for New England, it could probably afford to lose any player but Tom Brady and still cruise to the title.
Don’t bet on Brady going down. Even though Bill Belichick has been listing him on the injury list every week for years with a “shoulder,” Brady will make his 105th straight start today.