Game 1: Tesoro High School vs. Hart – Inspired Performance of the Game
I’m sitting here at Tesoro High School off of Oso Parkway on the way to Coto de Caza – it’s 30 minutes to game time in the first COX3 Game of the Week: high school football televised on COX Channel 3.
The Tesoro Titans and Hart Indians are doing warm-up drills; I wonder if it’s doing more harm than good – it has been blazingly hot all day and watching the sun sink over the rolling hills is a welcome sight. In spite of the heat the crowds are rolling in, iron-clad in school colors, ready to watch another great High School Football matchup. Parents are firmly shaking hands with friends and clapping each other on the shoulders – it’s obvious that there’s a bond between spectators that is as strong as between players. I love this stuff – it’s a long time since I was in pads and jersey; makes me miss it. One thing is sure though – the fans sure are ready.
10 minutes now – the announcer fires up the PA. The bleachers are thickening and the smoke billows from the barbeques as the Tesoro Cheer Squad walks on to the track. Night falls as the action begins.
The COX3 team is amazing - their broadcast truck (which is as big as a moving van) sits just at the edge of the Titan Stadium; it is packed full of skilled technicians and broadcast engineers. Listening to the commands and synchronicity of the team is pretty impressive. “Ready camera two.. take two. Ready four, take four.. Slow-mo ready – go slow-mo” says Marcus Williams, producer of the COX3 Game of the Week – stand up guy and hardcore high school football fan.
Twenty seconds left in the second quarter and Hart is up 7 to 3.
The announcement of the Inspired Performance of the Game is drawing near; I’m ready to upload the results so that the voting can begin!
Deep into the 4th quarter, Matt Adam (Tesoro Quarterback, #11), comes up with a huge third down conversion and stretches for the end zone. That would prove to be the scoring drive that put Tesoro over the top to win the game! See the video here and don’t forget to vote for Tesoro – if they collect the most votes this season, they’ll win $1,000 from Infiniti of Mission Viejo!Follow @InfinitiMV