SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: If only I could be cloned

Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 02:52 PM.

This time of year, I wish I could be cloned so there could be at least three of me.

For some of you, the thought of one Randy Dickson is frightening enough, but let's face it, if we could split my molecular structure — allowing me to be multiple places at once — I could cover a lot more games and do a lot more stories.

Last Friday night was a perfect example of when I really needed — and wanted — to be in two places at once.

Baker School’s football team opened District 1-1A play at Freeport in a big game for the Gators. At the same time, Crestview High School’s football team hosted Leon for the Homecoming game.

Covering the Baker-Freeport game was a no-brainer: It was a district game, and Baker was looking to improve to 5-0 on the season. Additionally, Freeport is considered somewhat of a local team and is probably the Gators’ second biggest rival behind Jay.

I understand that many parents and students look at Homecoming as a big game, but it's more of an event. The game itself between the Bulldogs and Leon only mattered in the win and loss column. There were no district implications in the game, so it was an easy pass.

Deciding to cover Crestview's football game at Pine Forest this week was even easier. I know the drive to Pensacola and Pine Forest; I'd need my GPS to find North Bay Haven Charter, where Baker plays Friday.

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