From the stands: F-M’s 31-28 win through the eyes of Paul Neuman, the quarterback’s dad


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Only Paul Neuman knows about the cartoon bags of money embossed on his son Owen’s football cleats. From the stands they just look gold, but Owen wanted to wear them because he hopes to one day be an investment banker.“I told him you couldn’t see that from the stands,” Paul said during Fayetteville-Manlius’ matchup with Utica Proctor on Friday.While Owen and the Hornets (3-0) outlasted the Raiders (2-1), 31-28, on Friday night at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, Paul raptly followed. Owen is starting this year, his senior year, and it’s the last time he’ll play competitive football, so Paul is keen to take in his only child’s last ride on the gridiron.Early on in Friday’s game, though, Paul was tense. F-M runs the Wing-T offense, relying heavily on its running backs, so passes are sporadically sprinkled in. On Owen’s first pass attempt of the game, he took a sack to make it fourth and goal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Dangit!” Paul said through his teeth, clapping his hands together. This is his usual routine when a play goes south for the Hornets. A clap or slap on the knee, often accompanied by a terse exclamation.F-M took a 3-0 lead after the sack, then got the ball back with the same score. Owen took another sack, and Paul was subdued. The next play, Owen dropped back and fired a wobbly throw over the middle of the field. The tumbling pass found an open receiver for a chunk first down, making it first and goal. A handful of plays later, Owen snuck the ball in for his first rushing touchdown of the year. In celebration, he sprinted to the sideline, skirted around his teammates and coaches, grabbed a football from a ball bag and handed it to someone in the student section.Paul had never seen that celebration before.“He must think he’s Cam Newton,” he quipped. Paul didn’t wear any F-M gear to Friday’s game. Graduating from a small high school with roughly 20 people in his class, Paul said, football wasn’t even an option at his school. But now with Owen running the offense, he’s become absorbed into the game.In the middle of the bleachers, he sat statue-like with other fathers, balls of their feet resting lightly on the bench in front of them, deftly debating how to slow down UP’s Jabril Jarrett. They all yelled “Pass!” when the Raiders threw deep with 6:28 to play in the second quarter.Eventually halftime came, and F-M lead, 17-6. Owen’s had an up and down game so far, but the Hornets are winning, and that’s all Owen cared about, Paul said. As Fayetteville-Manlius walked to the locker room, Paul sat upright with his arms crossed.He’s been quiet for most of the game, laid back like his son, who teammates have nicknamed “Surfer.”Owen Neuman quarterbacked F-M to a win to get to 3-0 to begin his senior season. Andrew Graham | Senior Staff WriterDuring halftime, Paul talked about Owen’s role in the offense. So far, F-M has predominantly run the ball, and that’s just what the Hornets do. It’s frustrating, and he knows Owen’s passing abilities are good enough, “but it’s coaching,” he said.Owen wants to throw more, too. “Hopefully we can get ahead 14-0 so I can starting throwing,” Owen told Paul before leaving the house for the game on Friday.F-M retakes the field and Paul leans forward, trying to glimpse his son and inevitably, “surfer” is at the very back of the pack.During a close third quarter, Paul is particularly stoic. The game is tight and F-M is struggling to stop the Raiders offense. In need of a play, Owen provided, dropping in a touchdown over the middle to stretch the lead to 24-14. This time, Owen grabs a marker and signs the ball he gave away earlier. Paul doesn’t notice because he’s too busy celebrating with the parents surrounding him.The conversation moves to next year. Owen, who hopes to be a banker, wants to go south to the warmth for college. He’s hoping to attend Clemson or maybe Florida State, Paul said.Paul and Owen’s mother, Laurine, are divorced. Owen is Paul’s only kid. “It’s going to be tough,” Paul said of Owen going off to college, a tinge of sadness creeping in. Then he cleared his throat, sat up and started talking about football again. The game wound down and F-M needed to ice the game away. With less than a minute left, the Hornets faced third and four. Utica Proctor was out of timeouts. Four yards and it was over. A three-yard gain set up Owen’s game-sealing first-down sneak. The loudest claps from the stands came from Paul.“It means so much to know (he) cares about what I’m doing,” Owen said after the win.Then he walked over to Paul. Father and son had a brief conversation before Paul gave Owen a hug and let him go on his way to the locker room.center_img Published on September 15, 2018 at 9:09 am Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more

WBKB visits Sanborn Elementary for mystery reader program


first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOSSINEKE, Mich —WBKB is always looking for ways to give back to their community. Today, personnel from the station continued on its journey to help the school promote literacy by attending the school’s mystery reader program.Students who completed 16 days of at home reading were treated to a mystery reader luncheon to celebrate their accomplishments. WBKB had the pleasure of sending the school’s first reading guests to help the students get in the holiday spirit, and discuss careers in media. Lauren Mixon and Joe Rybarczyk read “How to Catch a Turkey” and “A Plump and Perky Turkey” to third, and first graders respectively.The students also had the opportunity to learn about journalism, including writing, editing, and videography. One third grader even interviewed his grandfather, a retired newspaper publisher.Students who meet this month’s reading goal will get to hear the next mystery reader in December.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Career, Joe, journalism, Lauren, mystery reader, Reading, Sanborn, StudentsContinue ReadingPrevious Police offer tips to reduce winter accidents after seeing spike in crashesNext Pop up pantry to visit Alpena just in time for Thanksgivinglast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14, 2013


first_imgSunday, July 14, 2013•2:24 a.m. Brent J. Harshfield, 23, Wellington was arrested and charged with domestic violence battery in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•3:54 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a vehicle in the 1100 block Myles Drive, Wellington.•4:39 a.m. Officers took a report of lost property in the Hargis Creek area.•10:55 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a vehicle in the 1200 block High Ct, Wellington.•2:14 p.m. Officers took a report of a found tire in the 300 block E. 15th, Wellington.•3:23 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a pulse/wallet in the 1000 block W. 20th, Wellington.•3:34 p.m. Officers investigated a theft and contributing to a child’s misconduct in the 2200 block E. 16th, Wellington.•4:12 p.m. Officer investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 400 block S. C, Wellington.•7:21 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•9:36 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 400 block W. 16th, Wellington.•11:48 p.m. Officers investigated a battery by a known suspect in the 900 block E. Harvey, Wellington. Saturday, July 13, 2013•1:15 a.m. Joseph L. Smith, 44, Wellington was arrested and confined on a city of Wellington bench warrant for commitment order. •1:37 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•8:22 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage by a known suspect to property in the 400 block N. F, Wellington.•9:35 a.m. Officers took a report of a suicide threat of a known suspect in the 200 block W. 10th, Wellington.•2:36 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a tag in the 200 block S. G, Wellington.•3:06 p.m. Aaron C. Sandell, 28, Wellington was arrested on a Sumner County bench warrant for probation violation.•8:19 p.m. Joshua A. Wolf, 37, Wellington was arrested and bonded on a city of Wellington warrant for domestic battery, deprivation of property and criminal damage to property.•8:19 p.m. Joshua A. Wolf, 37, Wellington was served a summons to appear for theft.•10:19 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 2300 block Commerce St, Wellington. Wellington Police Notes for Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14, 2013Friday, July 12, 2013•7:09 a.m. Officers investigated animal trespass in the 900 block of N. H, Wellington.•10:54 a.m. Officers investigated identity theft in the 300 block N. Poplar, Wellington.•2 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•2:35 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery in the 200 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•2:59 p.m.  Nathan T. Forrester, 20, Wellington was arrested and charged with domestic violence battery.•5:18 p.m. Officer investigated a probation violation in the 700 block N. Washington, Wellington.•6 p.m. Officers investigated an aggravated battery by a known suspect in the 600 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•6:46 p.m. Joseph W. Richards, 19, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with aggravated battery.•6:48 p.m. Injury accident in the 200 block E. Harvey, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Amanda J. Brown, 31, Wellington and Allen E. Keller, 58, Wellington.•11:09 p.m. Officers investigated obstruction of law enforcement of a known suspect in the 500 block N. C, Wellington.•11:50 p.m. Heather B. Meridith, 39, Wichita, was arrested on a city of Wellington Warrant for theft.last_img read more

NFL Week 15 Betting Guide: Spread, moneyline, over/under picks


first_imgWeek 15 is shaping up to be one of the most intriguing betting slates of the NFL season. There are seven spreads between one and four points and five of nine and higher, which makes finding edges necessary. Fortunately, BetQL can help in that area. Our subscribers can view BetQL’s NFL best bets and make the most informed, data-driven wagers possible. Let’s get into some of the Sunday slate’s top options. WEEK 15 NON-PPR RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerAll data presented is as of Wednesday morning. You can track all NFL line movement on BetQL’s Line Movement Dashboard. Figures below calculated by wagering one unit on each touted bet with -110 spread odds.NFL Week 15 Betting Picks: Spread pick of the weekRams (-1) at Cowboys As seen on BetQL’s Line Movement Dashboard, the Cowboys opened as 3.5-point home favorites, but the action on one side of the line has swung it so that the visiting Rams are now one-point favorites. As identified on BetQL’s Sharp Picks Dashboard, an incredible 72 percent of public bets have gone on the Rams ATS while 95 percent of the money also has. Following an impressive 28-12 victory over the Seahawks in Week 14, the Rams are 8-5 and on the outside looking in of the current NFC playoff picture, which naturally creates some urgency and a must-win mantra. Although the Cowboys are 6-7 and own the tiebreaker over the Eagles in the NFC East, they’re in bad form, having lost three-consecutive games straight-up (and four out of five). Dallas has gone 2-3 ATS in their past five games and is seemingly in the midst of a freefall. Meanwhile, the Rams have won and covered three of their past four games and are getting hot at the right time. It’s really tough to trust the Cowboys right now. MORE WEEK 15: Sleepers | Busts | Start ’em, sit ’emSeahawks (-260) at Panthers The Panthers have lost five straight games and just gave up 40 points in a loss to the Falcons. Oh, and they’re 2-4 at home. Meanwhile, the Seahawks have gone 6-1 on the road (one of six teams to have just one road loss) and have exceeded expectations, going 10-3 overall. While losing Rashaad Penny (knee) for the year hurts their offense slightly, it’s difficult to imagine Russell Wilson and company not taking care of business in this contest, which makes the Seahawks our moneyline pick of the week. MORE WEEK 15: Sleepers | Busts | Start ’em, sit ’emNFL Week 15 Betting Picks: Over/under pick of the weekOVER 47.5 Buccaneers at Lions Jameis Winston is going to lead the league in passing yards and interceptions, isn’t he? Due to his recklessness and the Tampa Bay coaching staff’s puzzling gameplanning this season, the OVER has gone 10-3 in Buccaneers games this season, including in 10 of their past 11. Further, the OVER has gone 8-5 in Lions games. The public and sharp bettors are hammering the OVER. Per BetQL’s Public Betting Dashboard, 62 percent of the total bets and 87 percent of the total money has been wagered on the OVER!You can find all of BetQL’s NFL over/under picks on their Totals spread dashboard.last_img read more