Don’t mind getting dressed up

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 7, 2014

Ever since I was a child, I’ve always enjoyed getting dressed up for things.

Whether it be for a wedding, banquets, work even or a job interview, there’s nothing like putting on some nice clothes.

I’ll be doing so again tomorrow night when I’ll be attending Andalusia High School’s fifth annual Football Hall of Fame Banquet.

For the past five years now, AHS has honored former players, coaches and teams for their respective successes each gave to the Bulldogs’ football program.

And I think it’s a great thing that a school is willing to recognize those who have contributed so much to its tradition and history.

Tomorrow night, the AHS Quarterback Club and HOF Committee will recognize five former players and one championship team.

Throughout the week, we at The Star-News have tried to write a story about each. Those who saw the Sat., Aug. 2 edition would have noticed the spread on the 1976 Bulldogs, who tied with Athens in the state championship to be crowned co-champs.

So far, I’ve talked to Ricky Vinson and Joe Cope, and it’s been quite a pleasure to get their recollections of what it was like to play football in their days. Cope’s article is featured in today’s edition, right over there.

Usually at these banquets, they give each player some time to speak after receiving their HOF award.

Just about every player has given some sort of advice to the current Bulldogs team as they prepare for another season on the gridiron.

Kyle Gantt, who was inducted as a player last year, said during his speech that it’s all about what you put into the game.

“You can have skill and knowledge and not be successful,” Gantt said. “It’s all about the desire. And that carries over into the business world.”

Listen closely players and those who will be in attendance because these players know something or two about the game they love.

And that’s something I don’t mind getting dressed up for.