Football was my sport in high school .. I was clearly the greatest player in the history of the Slumber High Semicolons. It was tough, though, having a "Semicolon" as our mascot. You can imagine some of the pretty ugly comments we got when we were getting beat and stinking up the place.
The mascot had it tough, too. When he took off the top of his costume, he was constantly mistaken for the common comma.
My class of 1982just celebrated our 30th year reunion. We recalled fond memories and most embarrassing moments. I had my share in those seven years at Slumber High.
I am really proud of the fact that my classmates still remembered my nickname: "D-Cleater". See, the "D" is short for "Darnell" and "Cleater" is my last name. But the tag really came from me knocking opponents out of their shoes at the line of scrimmage. (Don't worry, I had to explain this to my classmates at the reunion, too!)
My best friend, Rock Bottom, was the second best player on the team.
He had loads of talent, but suffered from an inferiority complex that wouldn't quit. Both of us are still able to fit into our letter jackets.
Rock can't zip his up, but, he can still wear it if he holds his shoulder tight as if someone just poured ice water down his back.
We never had a Food Fight Bowl like Easley and Pickens High Schools do. I know that Slumber High could have out raised two schools with Blue Flame and Green Wave as mascots! At least the Semicolons' mascot is punctually correct!!
When we put our mind to something, we did it up right. I remember painting "Class of '82 Rules" on the water tower. I'll never understand how the cops figured out we did it. My theory is that we were victims of profiling.
The two empty paint cans in my locker and a little matching paint on my overalls seemed inconclusive to me.
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