Pace Yourself This Weekend

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It will be easy to overdo it this weekend but you have to try to pace yourself.

No the temperatures won’t be terribly hot. But there is football. A lot of it.

The first full week of football has finally arrived and not a moment too late. High School. College. NFL. It’s all here.

The exciting weekend kicked off 24 hours early as Roland took down Muldrow Thursday night while the Denver Broncos throttled the defending Super Bowl Champions as well. But that was just the beginning.

A full slate of games kick off the high school season tonight and none are bigger than Rogers Heritage at Southside. Except for Alma at Van Buren. And Maybe Sallisaw at Greenwood.

The War Eagles and Rebels have two of the areas best quarterbacks. The Airedales officially kick off the Doug Loughridge era. Can the Bulldogs extend a 38 game winning streak without quarterback Jabe Burgess.

Those are the biggest questions in week one of the high school season. But the college slate has even more conundrums.

Will Georgia bounce back from a season opening loss to upset South Carolina? The Bulldogs posted 35 points and 545 yards of total offense last week against Clemson but their defense was shredded as well.

Notre Dame travels to Ann Arbor to face Michigan for what could be the final time in the ‘Big House’. Central Arkansas looks to become the next FCS team to upset an opponent from a power conference as they face Colorado on Saturday.

The NFL schedule is full of big games over the weekend as well. The Cowboys hosting the Giants on Sunday night could answer a lot of doubters early. Or it could add to the amount of pressure on Tony Romo and Jason Garrett.

Falcons at Saints and Packers at 49ers both have the chance to be a preview of the NFC playoffs in five months.

Football is likely to consume your life over the next four days. And, I for one, am thankful for it.