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  • Paul Day, a 66-year-old who graduated from Salamanca in 1965, played with his sons, Adam and Aaron, on the NT alumni team July 11. Photo by Jeffrey T. Barnes.
A Day to remember: 66-year-old Day plays for NT
Date: 2014-07-17
It was the kind of father/son moment you don’t get to see very often, if ever.In the closing minutes of the second T-NT Alumni football game, North Tonawanda co-captain Adam Day stood on the sidelines and hugged his father, 66-year-old Paul Day, who was also Adam’s teammate that day.At 66, Paul Day was far-and-away the most senior member on the field when the Jacks beat Tonawanda 18-0 July 11 at the new Clinton H. Small Stadium. For Day, being able to suit up in full pads and play alongside his sons Adam, 34, and Aaron, 35, in a full-contact game was a dream come true.“It feels great,” said Paul Day, as he stood at midfield after the game, watching his grandkids play. “I never got to play with these guys. I just always came and watched them. I feel like a kid again, actually. I wished I could have gotten in more but physically it wasn’t going to be possible.“When I finally got in I got knocked about five yards backwards. But it was OK,” said Paul Day, who currently lives in Texas with Aaron...
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