“‘Twas the Night Before a Clements Rangers Christmas”
(Adaptation from ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, by Clement Clarke Moore)
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the field-house.
Not an athlete was stirring, not even a gym-mouse.
The cleats were all hung, in the lockers with care.
In hopes that the smell, would soon not be there.
The boosters, and fans were nestled all snug in their beds.
While visions of Rowdy Ranger danced along in their heads.
Coach Darnell still awake, of course wearing his visor.
Drawing up trick-plays, hoping opponents would be none the wiser.
When out on the field, there arose such a clatter!
Coach leaped from the weight bench, to see what was the matter!
Away to the end zone, he flew like a flash!
Tore open the run-through, and saw a great clash!
With one heckuva first step, so lively and quick.
Coach knew in a moment, this running back must be St. Nick!
More rapid than reindeer, the Mighty Rangers team came.
Coach Darnell whistled, and shouted, and called his players by name!
“Now Chris Vann! John Perry! Now, Jake and Jon West!
On Kasemervisz! On Djunga! You boys are the best!”
To the top of the district standings, and Texas state polls.
Young men, you’re the future…”Let’s Ride to our Goals!”
Though other teams are still playing in December, this year.
We know that hard work pays-off, through blood sweat, and tears.
So much to reflect on, and so much yet to achieve.
The Clements Rangers are truly blessed this Christmas season, and this…”We Believe.”