duringthe 2012 Okeelala Festival
Of epic contests, fierce and gory,
Give me words to sing in praise
Of Slewfoot’s claim to fame and glory.
Locked in scoreless, mortal fight;
To claim the prized
Would be the victor’s hard-earned right.
Up and down the field collide,
Passes caught and tackles made,
With no clear edge to either side.
Until, the Bearcats backed against their goal,
First and ten too far away,
But Bearcats’ fans need have no fear,
Slewfoot’s leg would save the day.
Slewfoot was the Bearcats’ punter,
An awesome, mighty leg had he,
And when he put his foot to ball
’Twas a marvelous sight for all to see.
Heflin‘s snap was straight and true,
Slewfoot’s catch was just as fair.
But when he stepped to kick the ball,
His foot found only . . . empty air.
And all the gallant Bearcat band,
You must now save your buddy Slew
From infamy with a goal-line stand.
Then Rutherford breaks a touchdown run.
The Bearcats win! And Slewfoot’s gaffe
Proves no disgrace, but only fun.
But Slewfoot’s feat fans still recall:
Batters, even golfers, whiff, but only once
Has punter flat out missed the whole dang ball!