I failed to note in yesterday’s post that it seems that Milford is really suffering from a profound lack of players. In Gil’s radio interview at WDIG, he says that “Foley and Jarbo are coming along at wide receiver, and we love Visci and Gaines at running back.” Then note that newspaper reader indicates that the defensive backfield contains “Jimmy Jarbo and corners Ric Devore and Hamani Gaines”. Sure, playing both ways is pretty common in high school, but it seems excessive here. Maybe Gil was just drunk and/or lying to Marty on the radio. Maybe Marjie got her facts wrong in the paper. The fall plot jumble is already too packed with the silent guy and the cheer squad story that it’s unlikely that these player positions will ever be clarified. We will probably be reminded repeatedly about “the Troys”.
Cut to today, with Hamani Gaines, “trying the right side.” As you recall, Gil called the right side of the line “a work in progress,” but the Troys were bulldozing yesterday. I guess that makes Gaines none too bright. Maybe just don’t try stuff and run behind the bulldozers.
So Mike Hayes goes to the air. (Did we know that Hayes was playing QB? Now we do, I suppose.) Who is his target? Foley or Jarbo? Oops! The Oakwood defender did something rather improbable (given the artwork in Panel 2) and tractor beamed himself an interception.
Football season is in full swing.