With last night’s victory now in the books I can safely say that it has been a pretty good year for Utah football with a just a few exceptions. Ariane was asked by the Utah band director to organize this year’s alumni band for the home coming game; in exchange for this he put us on the list for the band staff so we could attend all the home games. It’s been a great way to see all the games this year for free. Our seats aren’t too bad, we are in the south end zone right below the band. Ariane knows a lot of these kids from her two years as marching band assistant while she was doing her master’s degree.
And since we are "band staff" we can go down and walk on the field before the game and at half time if we want to.
We have a lot of friends and family who also have tickets to see the Utes play football.
Our friends Marc & Hali Lunt
My uncle Brent & cousin Byron Day
My mother & father in-law Jerry & Loraine Evans
Arianes former mission companion and friend Tiffany Hopkins
We also traveled to Colorado Springs for the Air Force game at Falcon Stadium. Really we went over because my cousin Tolan was having his mission farewell in the Denver area, but the Utes also happened to be playing the falcons the Saturday before. The Air Force Academy puts on quite a show. It’s pretty cool, all the cadets march in, there is a fly over by some jets and then some more cadets parachute into the stadium.
A whole bunch of my family went, we had a great time and the Utes hung on to win the game. There was about 20 of us Ute fans in the middle of all these Air Force fans.
For the final game this season we sat through the cold and three quarters of miserable football by the Utes to watch them narrowly defeat the cougars 17-16.
The final play when Utah blocked the kick made it all worth it.