Last Thoughts on 2005

Well now, the season is officially over. 7-5.
Enough can't be said about the Class of '06. A great bunch of players.

Tim Horton- the fastest player I can personally remember. What a thrill to watch him take a pitchout on the sweep and take it to the end zone.

Vance Woods- What an inspiration. You always had the physical skills,the true class and leadership, fortitude, and leadership witnessed during the season was unbelievable.

Lavon Carter- Your intensity and will to win glared every time you stepped on the field.

Austin McKinney, Marcus Jackson, and the entire defense. We lapped up every jarring tackle.

The entire Senior class.
I know we wanted much more. But watching you guys play every week was a thrill. If bringing back excitement and pride to The Old Goats during your career was your goal, you exceeded it by far. You guys never laid down even tonight.The Old Goats do not demand perfection, only pride, the desire to win and respect for the history of the great school you represent. That being said, you are Champions in our book. One day, hopefully you will take your children to the games and they will fall in love with the game like you did as a child. Few things in life bond people together like football. Especially Manual Football. You are part of very exclusive group. Allot of men have played the sport, but only few have played for Manual. Way back when (and now) we were the underdog. The rebels, who could have played for Male or St.X and more recently Trinity (Wal-Mart), but chose a much tougher road. You're efforts, like the generations before will not be forgotten. You have now played with The Ghosts who started this sport in 1892, who won National Titles in '25 and '38 and yes, the less successful teams who gave their hearts for Dear Ole Manual on every Thanksgiving Day.

David Wright - Staff Writer