No Anthem? No Problem.

On Saturday Sutter Creek’s Amador Buffaloes football team advanced to their first-ever NorCal regional bowl game after beating Lincoln of San Francisco in the sectional championship 45-20.

But that was only the 2nd coolest thing to happen that day. The first was when the Amador section of the stadium realized that, for some reason, there wasn’t going to be a performance of the National Anthem.

The kickoff was about to start the game when, in the video below from an Amador supporter, someone can be heard asking about the Anthem, and as they were asking, other Amador supporters can be heard in the background spontaneously starting the song. Soon, the entire section was singing in unison.

In the video, you’ll notice that the initial kickoff happened anyway, but was whistled dead. It seemed like the referees were calling time so the anthem could be finished but, according to KNCI listener Tami Cagle, (who was there to watch her grandson Daylon Theford run for 4 touchdowns and 136 yards!) they were actually calling an off-sides.  However, to the refs’ credit, they did hold up the 2nd kickoff until the Anthem was finished.

So, nice job Amador parents and good luck to the Buffaloes in their game Friday against Mendota at Calaveras High school!  (Video courtesy Tom Baldwin)



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