The rain had stopped a couple hours ago. The bi-polar weather of the Pacific Northwest seemed to want to cooperate, like it knew how big the day was. Though the cold of fall persisted.
But even with the autumn chill in the air, there was a warmth around Flesher Field on Oct. 21.
And as the minutes ticked down to kickoff, with the Celtics gathered, Tyler Young stood at the front of the pack, adorned in a sapphire blue helmet and number 38 jersey.
He didn’t have pads, he wasn’t on the roster. But for a night, Tyler was part of the team.