Permission to go off-topic? Out of Left Field readers might remember a post from last fall about the football team at my old high school winning its debut game in the Kingston-area high school league. It must have gone viral. One member of the Ernestown Eagles left a comment on it a couple days ago.
ESS has banked two wins so far in Year 2 and the Kingston Whig-Standard ran a nice feature in today's edition on the Eagles' 180-pound centre, Brian Lardner, who anchors a line which has not allowed a sack yet this season. Recruiters might note the O-line includes "gargantuan guard" Jake Gibson, who is 6-foot-4 and 310 lbs. (That's all we know.)
It is not CIS, but please understand ... Queen's has a tradition of announcing the high school of a local player during pregame introductions. The lyrics of Steely Dan's My Old School have been taken to heart, but it would be nice to hear a player announced someday as a "graduate of the Ernestown Eagles" alongside all those favourite sons of Bayridge, Frontenac, Holy Cross, Regi, La Salle, Sydenham and even Napanee. Maybe someday!
Ernestown's centre of excellence (Patrick Kennedy, Kingston Whig-Standard)