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Beth Donaldson-Crestview October 12, 2020

October 12-16 is all things football at Crestview, and we’re pumped up for some gridiron fun! We’re running a “What’s the Score?” raffle all week—stop by and guess the score for Friday Night’s Homecoming Game and you could win a gift card! While you’re here, tackle our Cougars-themed scavenger hunt and pick up a fun football-themed kids activity kit and a take-home craft.

Speaking of football, did you know…

Since 1918, Hollywood has made over one hundred movies about football!

With a total of 18,355 yards, Emmitt Smith (Cowboys/Cardinals) holds the career record for most rushes. That’s over ten miles!

Steve Christie of the Bills holds the record for the longest field goal in Super Bowl history: 54 yards.

It’s a fact: Americans eat more food on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day except Thanksgiving. Pass the chicken wings, please!

Footballs are commonly called “pigskin”, but are actually made of cowhide. Original footballs had an inflated pig’s bladder inside to help keep the shape.

The Wilson factory in Ada, OH makes all the official NFL footballs.

The first football game was played in 1869 between Rutgers and Princeton.

And last, but never least: if you search the MRCPL catalog using the term “football”, over 3,000 entries show up. Wow!

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