By Rep. Brad Boles
I want to start this week’s column by giving a special congratulations to the Marlow Outlaws football team who won the Class 2A State Championship on Dec. 11.
They were the first team in Marlow school history to finish the year undefeated, with an outstanding record of 15-0. They were also the first Marlow football team to win state in 57 years—the last team to win the state championship was in 1964, which happened to be on Dec. 11 of that year as well!
This team united the Marlow community together throughout their season. As a proud alumnus, I thoroughly enjoyed cheering them on this year.
Most importantly, I really appreciated seeing how their players and coaches interacted with students of every grade level at the school, as well as the community off the field, to inspire countless others. Their positive impact will last much longer than any game on the field will last. Congratulations again to the players and coaches, and go Outlaws!
I also want to congratulate another high school team located within House District 51, the Tuttle Tigers football team, on their excellent football season with a 13-1 record and Class 4A state runner-up finish earlier this month.
It’s always a joy to attend community events like high school football games, and during this time of year, my family and I have the honor of attending numerous events and activities to celebrate the holiday season.
My wife and I have two children who are now 9 and 11 years old, and Christmas is their favorite time of the year, as it is for most kids.
As you can imagine, they love to wake up on Christmas morning and can hardly stand the anticipation of opening up their Christmas gifts wrapped under the tree.
However, as much fun as it is to watch your kids opening Christmas presents can be, this season is a time to remember the greatest gift of all: the birth of God’s only son, Jesus Christ. He came to this earth to give us all hope in something greater than what this world can offer, which is eternal life in Heaven through faith in Him.
I hope we all take time to celebrate this special time of the year with family and friends while always remembering the reason for the season.
It truly is an honor to represent House District 51 at the Oklahoma State Capitol. As always, I hope you continue to contact me about any questions or concerns that you may have at the state level.
Merry Christmas and God bless!