SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: If only I could be cloned

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

Next week I'll cover the Tate at Crestview game when the school honors the 2013 inductees into the Crestview High School Sports Hall of Fame. The game is one of two District 1-7A games for the Bulldogs, and the only home district game.

Even with all of that working in Crestview's favor, it wasn't easy to pass on the Baker game. The Gators are hosting District 1-1A rival Jay. On top of that, the state championship teams from 1983 and 1993 will be honored.

I know Baker fans will be upset that I'll be at Crestview. And, if I had decided to go to Baker, I would have  upset Crestview supporters.

Sometimes coaches and fans joke with me that I never cover their team or that I don't cover their team enough. And they are correct that I'm not at all of their games or matches — but I until they come up with a way to clone me, I'll continue to weigh each game and the importance it has for the team as opposed to other games being played at the same night.

And the thing is football seasons the easy one as I only have to deal with two high school teams. Things get tougher as basketball and soccer seasons arrive next month, and I have three girls basketball teams, three boys basketball teams and two boys and girls soccer teams. On any given night, there's a possibility of five teams having home games at the same time.

Now if only we could get that clone machine working.

Randy Dickson is the Crestview News Bulletin’s sports editor. Email him at, tweet him @BigRandle, or call 682-6524.

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