We drove up to Pryor on Friday afternoon, checked into a motel and decided to do some shopping (Wal-Mart) for our contribution to the picnic. Decided on a pudding dish and some chicken tenders.  Bought a gallon of chocolate pudding and a cake pan; spread the pudding in the pan and decorated it with colored marshmallows; looked good. Placed it in the motel room refrigerator to chill and set up a bit.

Had a bite to eat and headed to the Sequoyah-Salina football game in Salina.

     Arrived at the stadium; first person we met was Sequoyah teacher Don Franklin.  We had a good visit and he gave us a tour of the Cherokee Nation bus the teams now use to travel to away games. It's a big highway cruiser just like those Greyhound buses we used to ride before we could afford a car of our own. It's got a stereo system that they use to listen to CD's and a DVD player and television screens located through-out the bus.

    Toured the stands before the game started, looking for alumni; found Chuck Deerinwater, Mixwater Buckskin, Forman Ross, Robert & Wauneta Sanders, Amon Baker, DeWayne Marshall and a few others.

   This the first game we've attended since we left Sequoyah in the 1960s. The uniforms have changed, but not much; the Cheerleaders are still cute and energetic. I don't remember our cheerleaders doing acrobatics like these girls.

    At last the kick-off. Dang! Fumbled on the first play but the Indians recovered. Next play . . . a 40 yard pass to the Wildcat's 40. Then a quarterback lateral to Travis Boswell, who raced the final 40 yards for the score. The Indians continued to play well and the score at the end of the first quarter:  28 - 0.

     As soon as the sun set, it got COLD! Fortunately the Indians scored early and often and we left at halftime with the score 56 - 0.

Sequoyah fans are ready for the game to start.  I see Mixwater
and Nancy Buckskin and behind them is Forman Ross.


 

Here are Wauneta and former Seq. coach, Robert Sanders.


 

Ruby has found William Deerinwater with a good view of the Sequoyah cheerleaders.


 

The game has begun . . . a pass out to left side for a gain of 40 yards.