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October 25, 2014
Posted at 6:16 pm
 

The World Turned Upside Down

A British band played the song in 1781 when Cornwallis shocked the world and surrendered his army to the upstart Americans and their French allies in Yorktown.

I have updated my blog with real football results that I thought might interest fans of my Life in Paradise series. Readers will remember Eastern High School, which virtually never won a game in the seven years chronicled in the series. In real life Eastern High School is actually Garden Spot High School in Eastern Lancaster County School District. In real life, Garden Spot has achieved some success, making the playoffs the last three seasons.

In addition to losing to Manheim Central in the Lancaster-Lebanon League's Section Two each year, they also faced Manheim Central in their playoff game. And they lost - each year. To the best of anyone's knowledge, Garden Spot has never beaten Manheim Central since Garden Spot first fielded a football team in 1970.

Until last night. Cue the band in Manheim, Pa. It is time to play "The World Turned Upside Down." Garden Spot upset the Manheim Central Barons 21-14 last night on the strength of GS's QB Mitch Martin's sterling play. Martin threw for 291 yards and 3 TDs to engineer the victory. Way to go Spartans!

The Spartans are 7-2 and likely to make the playoffs. The Central Barons are 6-3 and likely to make the playoffs too. Hopefully this year, the Spartans will pull a different first opponent than the Barons. Time will tell.

Doug Fox

p.s. I am sure many of you are wondering where I am at with my next story. I am working on "Will You be My Mommy?" now. They story follows Andrew Martin's search for a wife and mother for Noah and Connor. I hope to have it out in a few months.

p.p.s Oh yeah. Mitch Martin is no relation to Kyle or Andy Martin. Martins are a dime a dozen in Lancaster County.