It has been a long, cold, wet spring in the Northeast, if you can call it a spring at all. Heck, there were early morning flurries in Massachusetts again just this morning. Yet, throughout the wind and the cold, spring sports have marched on, with lacrosse, baseball, softball and track and field squads, among others, bundling up to get in their scheduled games and meets.
Naturally, many of these events have been met with rain delays or cancelations, which has given some of the athletes time to get creative. Now a pair of Connecticut teams may have even sparked the renaissance of a medieval sport just so they would have something to do.
As dug up by MaxPreps, the baseball teams at Fairfield County schools Darien and Fairfield Warde had two players suit up with makeshift armor of catcher’s gear, climbed aboard a teammate and charged at each other at full speed … when full speed is the fastest mild jog available where one teen won’t lose the other on his shoulders.
No baseball players were harmed in the making of the video.
When the jousting ended in a draw, the teams lined up in Civil War firing lines and pretended to attack each other, complete with choreographed firing flags. It was clever, but not as catchy as jousting.
So, which state association will be the first to sanction high school jousting? You’re on the clock, Kentucky. We know you have the horses …