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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Sept. 29, 2009

Paint the Stick Green

Abe Qaoud, Senior, WR, Football

I'm back. Took a week off for extra concentration on the UNO Mavericks. After a big win over Pitt State at Arrowhead it's easy to overlook your next opponent. College football fans would've called last week's game a "trap game". Luckily we survived and came out with the win in front of the Bearcat faithful. We had a great crowd last week during family weekend and it was such a fun atmosphere to play in.

On to Truman and the Hickory Stick game. It's an honor to play in the oldest rivarly in Division II. The Hickory Stick is safe in Maryville and was brought out to practice earlier this week. The tip of the Hickory Stick is painted green and along the side of the stick are the scores of all the games ever played for that prize and it dates all the way back to 1908. In 1926, Truman (Kirksville as they were called back then) beat Northwest 66-0. Coach jokingly said that we need to get them back for that, so revenge will be on our mind this Saturday.

Speaking of revenge, me and my fellow wideouts got a little bit of revenge last week in our weekly game of walking football. The game ended in a tie 3-3. Although we didn't get the win at least we didn't lose to the big ole D-Linemen, again. No matter what happens in walking football this week we will all be ready for this Saturday's game. The seniors are the ones who get to dip the stick in the paint if we win and pending we take care of business, I'm excited to give the old stick another shade of green.

See ya Saturday. Go BEARCATS!

Abe Qaoud #10

Blog #1: Get Ready Bearcat Nation

Blog #2: On To Bolivar

Blog# 3: Fall Classic and Walking Football

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