Wildcat Ram Stadium, aka The Boneyard, was the place to be Saturday. Next year’s football team held their annual Red White Game, giving the coaches and the neighborhood a chance to check out the team. The event is an LH tradition, with the marching band, drill team, cheerleaders, and bell boys participating. In pre-game festivities, graduating seniors are featured, each wearing the colors of the college they’ll soon be attending. After the honorary changing of the guard, the torch is passed and the 2009-10 football season can begin, with new football captains, Highlandette officers, cheerleading captains, and band drum majors taking on leadership roles. Lake Highlands Exchange Club members congratulate the kids and serve free hot dogs to celebrate.

With me in the stands were some family members from Highland Park, including my nephew, Scot all-star running back Alex Carroll, whose team won state with NFL first round draft pick Matthew Stafford at the helm. They enjoyed the day and said they were jealous that HP doesn’t offer this community bonding event. Their spring scrimmage is not much more than a football practice. It was nice to be reminded of another thing we love about Lake Highlands.