One of the huge advantages of Jack playing freshman football was that it gave him a chance to meet a lot of new classmates. Almost three weeks before school started, more than 80 boys started working out twice a day. Consequently, Jack knew a big group the first day of school.
One of the boys that he got to know (Theo) invited him, Jacob and Matt to go to the Cal/Arizona State in Berkeley on Saturday. They took Amtrak from Sacramento to Berkeley and back. The dad is a Cal alumni with connections in the athletic department. He got the boys into the locker to hear the pre-game pep talk. Arizona State won the game by the score of 27 to 17.