Day Four of my BeKindRewrite story. Should have posted it yesterday but real life got in the way;)
“Time out on the field. This will be a 30 second timeout.” The static of the referee’s microphone crackled through the stadium as the Bears starting lineup ran to the sideline and circled their offensive coordinator, Coach Michael Chandler. As fiercely intense as they looked in their full pads and helmets, it was easy to forget that they were just boys, and Michael had more reason than most coaches to remember that. His son was the starting quarterback, and though their relationship had been tested many times, the football field wasn’t the place to dwell on the past.
“Okay, guys, huddle up. We’re gonna run a quarterback sweep to the left side. Johnson, Markus, you’re blocking 86. Stay on his ass no matter where he goes. Richardson, you go right and stay on 65. He’s the only threat on that side. Bears on three.”
The players raised their arms in solidarity. “1…2…3.. BEARS!”
As the players took the field, Coach Chandler returned to the sideline and gave his son the signal. You can do this son, he thought, willing the play to work. You can do this!
(word court 189- as my screenplay writing husband would say, I can fix this in post)