Monday, October 3, 2011


My son's football team delivers the drama.  Their low scoring, high anticipation games certainly keep me on the edge of my seat.  Sure, I would love them to blow out every team, but the intensity of their game is entertaining.  Suspenseful.  Sometimes an all out thriller.

Their team specializes in ties, overtime, and an uneven share of the work.  And when they flub, boy do they ever.

But...I am so proud of these boys.  I've watched them become men, adjusting to team mentality, and building a strong community.

Saturday's game was a struggle, with a late touchdown.  With moments left, the other team tied it up.  Frustrating, as there should have been about four flags on the td for holding.  Seriously, where do they get these refs??

Our team recently added a new offense formation.  A handful of kids tried out for center on this formation.  My son won it.  Many of you question how my little guy could play center.  My answer:  flawlessly.  That boy can deliver the ball, and immediately take down anyone in his way.  So in overtime, my boy directed that ball, which made it's way to the one yard line.  Next play, victory.  I might be even happier than I was with D's early season fumble recovery.

Several weeks ago, my son had a heart wrenching 0-0 tie.  That was a long day.  With heavy hearts, the coaches got an email.  There should have been overtime.  Shouldn't these refs know this!?  Clearly, after the missed holding calls, I'm not surprised.

So now the team sits with a 3-1-1 record.  IF they had played that overtime, and IF they had won, they would be tied for second place and well positioned for the playoffs.  Oh, IF, you're killing me.  Now they're in fourth, and the next few games will be the most brutal yet.

Saturday, Mckenzie stadium.

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog."
Archie Griffen

Let's go Mustangs!

1 comment:

  1. I love your excitement and zeal. :) We got so into Z's games last year that Lexi and I cried when they lost their one game. (They beat them in our bowl, which was VERY satisfying. So proud.) Do they play through November?