Here are some facts for you to keep up with this Friday. They can range from sports to things you could care less about. Here we go:
Among Final Stats for this Football Season:
- Oxford finished 14-1 - it's best record ever in football. The 15 games are tied for the most ever played in a single season.
- Jack Abraham finished 12-for-12 on 4th Down Conversions - a perfect 100%. The team finished 16-for-20.
- Kenzie Phillips finished 25 rushing yards shy of the school record held by Mont Dean (finished with 1,666 rushing yards to Dean's 1,690) but did get the rushing Touchdowns mark (24).
- Oxford's Defense garnered 20 Interceptions made by 12 different players this season.
- Oxford's Defense forced the ball over on downs 19 times.
- In all Oxford games, 271 accepted penalties were made (135 by Oxford, 136 by the opponents) - averaging 18+ per game.
- It maybe just me, but I saw Lafayette play three times this year (Crosstown Classic, Shannon, and Forrest Co.) - combined in those games, Lafayette threw for only 41 passing yards.
- Tonight, both Oxford Soccer teams play in their first region game at Saltillo. Oxford has played Saltillo in three different sports on Friday the 13th in the past two years - Oxford has won all of those meetings in those sports which includes Baseball, Basketball, and Soccer.
- Today is Friday the 13th - normally a day where "bad luck" occurs. This is the second time in 2013 for a Friday the 13th. The next Friday the 13th will be in June of 2014 - the only one for 2014.
- SpongeBob SquarePants - Nickelodeon's longest running cartoon show - will be cancelled in January 2014. Squidward has appeared in more episodes than SpongeBob's best friend Patrick.
- On this day in 1636, the Massachusetts Bay Colony organization creates what it is today as the National Guard of the United States.
- On this day in 1962, NASA launches Relay 1 - the first active repeater communications Satellite in orbit.
- On this day in 1972, Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt walk the moon. To date, they are the last humans to walk on the moon.
- On this day in 2003, former Iraq President Saddam Hussein was captured by US Forces near his home in Tikrit.
- One year ago from tomorrow, 28 people - including 20 children, the shooter 20-year-old Adam Lanza and his mother - where killed in a mass shooting at and near Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, the 2nd deadliest mass shooting at any type of school in history behind the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre.
- Today are the birthdays of Legendary Actor and Singer Dick Van Dyke (88), New York Jets Head Football Coach and New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator and Twin Brothers Rex and Rob Ryan (51), ESPN/ABC and Monday Night Football Announcer Mike Tirico (47), Nebraska Head Football Coach Bo Pelini (46), Professional Golfer Rickie Fowler (25), and finally Country Music Singer, Songwriter, and now Actress Taylor Swift (24).