Saturday, August 30, 2008

A VBL Gathering down in Fishersville for Friday Night Lights

One of the topics that sits out there with the VBL is concerned is what happens to many of the people with ties to the league during the fall. Last night down at the Stuarts Draft @ Woodrow Wilson Memorial football game there were quite a few VBL folks visible.

Chip Crabill (Generals Radio) and I (ATV-60) teamed up to do the radio broadcast for ESPN-1240 with Mr. Sean Youngberg (Generals Radio) operating the board for the station. Two booths down from us stood Mr. Dave Norman (Voice of the Turks) and Skipper Mike Bocock (Luray). They teamed up to do the television broadcast that will air on Saturday afternoon and I shared a laugh with the pair when I said it was special to see a Turk working so close to a Wrangler!

Skip was kind enough to come down our way for the half time show and we were able to do 5 minutes of VBL baseball in the middle of the football game. Bocock is always fun to mix some high school football and baseball talk together with. The two of us where able to do the same last season when we worked the same game but this time we had an extra topic- His VBL Championship and #4 ranking in the country.

The sixth person with ties to the VBL was the one working the hardest of the group as Waynesboro Derrick McDaniel is the head coach at Wilson Memorial and his 2008 squad was playing their home opener against an explosive group of Cougars last night. After the game we were able to catch up with G-S-G-Mike and drop off the six Waynesboro Generals Loopsters Jackets that Mike is kind enough to distribute for us.

My older sister Cathy was in town from Knoxville and she went along for the ride that included a quick stop at Bob and Teresa's car dealership in Harrisonburg. The Wease family is in Richmond this week-end for their daughters wedding so we missed them but we were able to drop off the 18 Loopsters jackets the Turks earned this summer.

Daniel has now finished the jackets for Waynesboro (6), Staunton (2), Harrisonburg (18) and Haymarket (3) to give us 29 in the books and 23 left to go. Luray (12), Winchester (3), New Market (5) and Front Royal (3) remain but I promise you that he is still hard at work!

Time to go and deliver some Post but I will try and recap the night some more later and I hope all went well for the Wease family with their big day...

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