With Homecoming week wrapping up Saturday evening with the dance, the action returned to the field Saturday morning, with an alumni 7-on-7 passing tournament.
Played for the first time, the event drew three teams, with an entry fee of $100 per team. The money will will go toward a scholarship for an FCHS senior, based entirely on need. Two of the squads had sponsorships, with Wabash General Hospital sponsoring one team, and La Fuente helping another with shirts. WGH also provided athletic training services with Sarah Turner tending to the aging athletes reliving their glory days.
With three teams, they played a round robin. The first game went to triple overtime, and saw just two total touchdowns and five interceptions. It served as perhaps the truest reminder why the Mules have run the double wing offense for several years now. The La Fuente squad won that game in triple OT, then beat the oldest squad playing, which mostly dated back to players from Coach Justin Townsend’s earliest teams in the early 2000s. WGH beat that team in the third game to wrap up the day.
Ice down boys and soak in some epsom salt. None of us are getting younger.