MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Friday night’s Breck School and Concordia Academy football game was special for a fan in the stands.
Ann-Hewitt Wakefield, also known as the “Grammy Hootie,” is 102 years old. She came to see her two grandsons play against each other at Breck Stadium.
Last year, the great-grandmother couldn’t watch her grandsons play against each other because of COVID. Last year, she also contracted COVID.
To make up for his absence, Wakefield attended the Breck and Concordia game this year.
“Oh I love it. I love the sport,” said Wakefield. “It’s wonderful. All my children play sports, my grandchildren, my great-grandchildren. I have a big family.”
Carter Theissen and Christian Brown are Wakefield’s grandsons, who faced off in Friday night’s game. Theissen plays for Breck School as a wide receiver. Brown is a running back for Concordia Academy.
“I have a little bit of pressure on me with my great-grandmother here,” Theissen said.
“I’m just glad she’s here,” Brown said.
In the past year and a half, Wakefield has said she would prefer nowhere else than a Friday night soccer game.
“I always play for her,” Theissen said. “She’s going to be at this game watching me play, so definitely.”
Breck won Friday night’s game. The final score was 52-9.