Growing up in a Florida beach town, it seemed like there were only two seasons we cared about, beach season and football season.
This time of year reminds me of the time I spent on the field in my high school years. But I didn't spend my time in helmet and pads. That's me, more years ago than I care to talk about.
We counted down to the first game of the season, and I still do, because it brings back such fond memories.
Whether you're on the football team, the band, cheerleading or you're the team's biggest fan, football season involves so many emotions and activates all our senses.
The smell of burgers cooking at the concession stand, the sound of your fight song, the pride you feel when your team comes running out... this time of year is for you.
The kids involved in every aspect of football season pour their blood, sweat, and tears into their passion, and I encourage you to get out there and appreciate the full experience.
Whether it's A-State's home opener against Toledo, or your Region 8 high school, I encourage you to support your team, the kids, and the school.
Showing that support this season and everything it has to offer is an American pastime and makes this A Better Region 8.