Friday, November 05, 2004

And the player of the game is...

...#88, Chinedu Orjih.

Tonight was my brother's last football game as a Parkway North Viking. And he ended his high school career in style, snagging 2 picks and forcing a fumble. Before the game, my mom and I escorted him during the Senior Night procession.

I almost didn't get to see his big plays. I was leaving the game because I was too cold, when I ran into
Ms. Carter, one of my favorite high school teachers, and Caroline, Alan's girlfriend/ex-girlfriend. While I was talking to them, I heard the crowd go nuts. I turned around and Nedu was running back his first interception of the game. Of course I also went insane. I ran back to my mom and celebrated with her. By now my brother's fan section was in full gear, chanting his name. The fun didn't end there. The Pioneers looked poised to score on their next drive when Nedu intercepted a pass in the end zone, calmly taking a knee and handing the ball to the ref. He forced the fumble a couple of possessions later. These plays were made even more significant by the fact that the game ended in a 9-0 win for the Vikings.

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