Cheerleaders chewed purple fingernails
to the quick as the final drive of the 112th contest
between young men began.
In the midst of the offense and scoring,
a few defensive plays occurred.
Legs seized with cramps
in the Texas heat.
Penalties, stupid, stupid penalties
Missed field goals early in the game,
at the time seemingly unimportant,
when the first and last interception
sealed the result,
leading some to storm the field,
leaving some to stare in disbelief.
2 September 2011
Shire on the Hudson