Ottawa University football_Staat11298This past weekend was a celebration of fall, family, and football.  A weekend trip to Kansas was filled to the brim with all three items.  My nephew, Nathan is a senior at Paola High School.  His game on Friday night gave us plenty to cheer for as he ran for over 200 yards and scored two touchdowns.  The town turned out for the festivities on a brisk fall evening (and the announcer made sure to give updates to the Kansas City Royals game score as the football game progressed).  That winning game was followed by a second football game on Saturday.  Nathan’s brother, Tanner is a senior at Ottawa University, and under a fall sky we got to enjoy his game.  Not to be outdone, he also ran for over 200 yards and scored two touchdowns.  I couldn’t be more proud of both of them.  They have excelled at football, and at school, and I know that great things lie ahead in both of their futures.  It was a special treat to be able to watch them play and enjoy all the festivities of the weekend.

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