This Is Stag Country

Spunk McGruder was Athletic Director when Don Bob Rooke quarterbacked us to Bi-District. The Stags had the Fearsome Foursome on the line: Chance Purvis, Boog Jeeters, Colt McGruder, and Skeeter Muncie.

Not one of those boys went on to play college ball. Skeeter got an offer from Tarquin, but got messed up in that silly fight when somebody called him a cob shucker. Since then his head goes like he’s agreeing with you all the time. Colt tore his meniscus up his senior year in the game against Hempe.

Chance is lucky they saved his leg. He skidded two-hundred-odd feet on that motorcycle. I told Chief Alejo they ought to padlock the gravel pit. But you know who squawked the loudest? Chance’s dad Barnett! He rides his four-wheeler there and shoots at the turtles. Says he wouldn’t have a place to recreate if they closed it. Kandiss just shook her head, said Barnett’s main recreation is pouring something down his gullet.

After Don Bob graduated, Rowena and Marvin wanted him to get his Associates in Kinesiology at Blane so he’d have a shot at coaching, but he wound up joining the military.

(Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.)

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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