| 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.