Monday, June 21, 2010

We gotta get those Green Devils!

I wasn't in the room so I can't authenticate this story but it's a good one nonetheless.

We played Osage for Homecoming in our senior year. At some point during the game Phil Johnson suffered a shoulder separation and Gary Hengesteg suffered a pretty severe concussion that had him laying on the field for quite a while. Both of them were taken back to the training room at the high school, which you recall was a couple blocks away from the field at the fairgrounds.

Gary was laying on one of the training tables when he suddenly recovered and asked, "Where are we?" He was told to take it easy, that he'd had a concussion in the game, but he sat bolt upright and said, "No! We gotta get out there and get those Green Devils!"

Like I say, I wasn't there, but it's a great story, isn't it?


  1. Love that story, especially since I live in Osage now. Marilyn Weidler Ulve

  2. And we lost that game, 24 - 0. At least we didn't miss an extra point, which seemed to happen a lot that year.


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