As Sam Sees It

The Winslow Bulldogs have clinched the right to host an Arizona State 3A Conference Play-off Game on Friday, Nov. 3. The Bulldogs will play the third place team from the tough 3A East Region.

It would be great to see the bleachers full of fans in maroon, white and gold cheering for the boys who represent our school and our town. The "twelfth man" can and does make a difference in some crucial contests. Winslow isn’t Texas A@M which traditionally makes the most out of the twelfth man concept, but it has been a pretty good football town in the past. We have had some fans who made their presence felt and not just by harassing officials (an aspect of fan support we could do without). We aren’t Phoenix and the team out there isn’t the Arizona Cardinals, either. Get excited, yell your lungs out when the Bulldogs come on the field. Show some emotion. It may be catching and could make a difference.

You might even want to get started cheering the Winslow kids a week early. The football team plays Snowflake on Friday in a game that could be a preview of the play-off contest. The Lobos are likely to finish either third or fourth in the 3A East.

The Winslow cross-country teams will be in action on Saturday when they host the Enchantment Region meet. The Winslow boys and girls teams are among the best in the state, but other members of the region are also among that elite group. Surprise these runners and let them see stands full of fans cheering them to the finish line.

An even earlier start is possible as the Winslow volleyball team could play host to the first round of the Enchantment Region Tournament on Thursday if they happen to finish as the third seed in the region. Whether that happens or not, Winslow will host the final rounds on Saturday.

Some excellent volleyball teams will be in this tournament, including Tuba City, Monument Valley, Ganado, Window Rock and our own Winslow Lady Bulldogs.

Sam Conner

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