The sun is just right, time for football

Published 12:01 am Thursday, August 29, 2013

I’ve been waiting for about two months to write this particular column.

It’s not that I’ve had writer’s block or anything, I promise.

I’ve been waiting on the sun to make up its mind to start letting off its usual fall shine.

Come on, you know the one?

That brighter-than-usual shine coming from the sky, signaling the start of fall sports.

Tomorrow night will be the start of my seventh football season here in Andalusia.

Andalusia will play host to Straughn in its annual rivalry contest; Opp travels to Elba; Pleasant Home visits Cottonwood; Red Level and Florala have home contests against Choctaw County and Central Hayneville, respectively.

Before I go any further, I don’t want to forget to mention that volleyball starts tonight as well, as local squads get under way in their respective gyms or auditoriums.

When I drove into work the other morning, I couldn’t help but smile because of the coming start of fall sports.

As the sun will set on Friday night, a different set of lights will be shining down on the gridiron.

Those are the lights that I’ve really been eager to see again.

From the sun’s shining to the manufactured light coming from tall polls around school stadiums, the fall lights are here.

How does the sun’s light look to you?