Friday night is game night in this town and my wife and I have two sons that play for the high school football team.
One of them is a senior that plays the linebacker position and the other is a sophomore that is actually the first ever starting freshman quarterback.
James is in his second season as a sophomore and Douglas has played every year since he was a freshman at linebacker. My wife and I are extremely proud of our boys. Douglas has already received a scholarship from the State University to play football. Friday night is a big deal to everyone in this town and most restaurants close at 6, so everyone can attend the high school football game. Game night is a ritual of preparing for the cold night air. Almost every single night of football season is filled with freezing temperatures and my wife and I are there to support the boys through every minute of the cold air. Usually we bring a small flask of whiskey and a really big space heater that is battery powered. It takes eight large D batteries, but the power lasts for 24 hours. My wife and I usually get four or five football games from One battery power. Even when the temperatures are 20 degrees outside, the battery powered space heater provides just enough warmth to keep us from freezing. The boys even have heaters on the field to keep them warm. They are very large fans that blow warm air instead of cool air. They have heated coils inside of a large fan and the circulator blows the warm air on all of the kids.