Okay, Men In Black they’re not, but Men In Gold are gaining momentum at Comanche High School, and I don’t know about the rest of the Indian/Maiden fans, but Rickey Jones and I have completely enjoyed their crazy enthusiasm!
It all started with three…on the night of the first Comanche Indian district game. According to one of the original MIG, Ryan Senger, they wanted to wait to unveil the gold on the night when the Indians and Maidens first joined back together in district play.
By the next game the group had multiplied, taking on two new members. I must admit that I was surprised that there were three gold lame suits in the world, much less five. Elvis would be so proud!
Of course, I wanted to know what in the world possessed these guys to buy gold suits (You can find anything on Amazon, can’t you?) and become cheerleaders.
“We go to every game anyway; why not make it fun?” Payton told me.
Bryson was a little more poetic, and I couldn’t keep from smiling as I heard his reasoning.
“It’s our way of saying, ‘Stay Golden,’ to both the Indians and the Maidens.
And then Ryan weighed in.
“We decided to go out of our senior year with a bang so what better way than to go to every game wearing a gold suit and cheering for our teams?” he asked.
And to be quite honest with you, I can’t think of a single better way myself!
And as usual, my stomach gets that old familiar knot when “the kids” start reminding me that they are seniors. As Ric and I say every year, “This was a great group of kids!”