This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Monday, November 8, 2010

The signs can stay another week

Again this year the storefronts downtown are decorated with signs urging the Bomber football team to victory. On Saturday they responded by winning the sectional championship, defeating Wheeler, which came into the game come into the game with the same perfect 11 wins and no losses that the Bombers had.
It was a classic sectional championship, with Rensselaer rated number one in the state and Wheeler rated number four. What surprised the sports reporters from Northern Indiana was not that Rensselaer won, but that they shut out Wheeler, which had averaged over fifty points per game this season.
This Friday the team will travel to Bremen for the regional championship. Regardless of what happens in that game, the football team has had a terrific season. It is interesting that two other Hoosier Conference teams are still alive in the playoffs, Tipton and West Lafayette. Tipton will be leaving the conference, but Central Catholic will be joining, and Central Catholic looks like it is the team to beat in class 5A class 1A.

I recall that many years ago the SJC baseball team made it to the finals of the NCAA Division II tournament, but lost. Their success made some of the team members just about insufferable the next year. I hope that success on the sports field is being handled better by the Rensselaer football players.
My candidate for cleverest sign is the "Bank on a Win" sign at Lafayette National Bank.
My candidate for best artwork is the sign in the Balvich dental office.

1 comment:

RoadRunner1117 said...

It's great that the football team is doing so well! Hope they go far!