Sunday, September 7, 2014

Are you ready for some football?

Saturday marked the first day of tackle games for our boys.  Here is the gang getting ready to head out and watch "big John" play...seriously that is what his fellow players call him.  Friday night when he was hanging with his buddies at the high school game I heard variations of Big John and Big J as they were sitting in front of us.  He is one of the bigger guys on the team.  In years past he has been the biggest in height and strength.  I noticed this year that he is becoming the shortest.  In fairness there are several boys a year older than him on the team. He is still by far one of the strongest.  He is part of the wall that is there offensive line.

This is my new JFL hat; unfortunately it is a little big so it has become Joe's hat.  One of my favorite necklaces is draped around the hat.  

John's game was the first one of the day and wow did they start the day with a bang.  It was one of the most exciting youth football games I've see. And it certainly helped that John's team won.  It was a last seconds touchdown...4th down and inches and they made it happen!  22 to 20!

Nathan's first tackle game of his life was the last game of the day.  It was a hard fought game that they lost by 7 to 0.  The major bummer of the game was that one of his best buddies was taken away on a stretcher towards the end of the game.  He is fine and they did it strictly as a precaution, but it certainly and understandably shook up Nathan quite a bit.  But he's ready for practice on Tuesday to get ready for the next team on Saturday.

Just a side note....this is why you wear sunscreen even if you start the day in jeans and a sweatshirt.  I somehow managed to spend 2 weeks in Florida and 2 weeks in the desert! and didn't get burnt, but send me to the football field behind my house and it is the worst burn I have had in a long time!  As you can see there was a nice glow from the stage during worship this morning.  Sigh.

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