Monday, November 25, 2013

Fall is for Football

This fall season we had the boys play football again. Neither of them were super ecstatic to play at the beginning of the season but I am so glad that they played anyways. By the end of the season they both felt more comfortable in the sport and I think they even love it a little more. I wouldn't be surprised if next year they want to play, without us needing to nudge them.
Unlike last year the boys played on 2 different teams this year. Which sorta sucked for us parents because there were many games that one of us couldn't make because we were attending the others' game, but it was totally worth it for the boys!
This allowed Ethan to stay down at the Junior PeeWee level and get more comfortable with the sport. Plus, when he is playing with kids his own age he is HUGE! Which it is definite bonus for him.
Ethan and Garrett were able to play together again, and they played for a team called Rampage. Their coach. Coach Paul, was awesome! He was super high energy and knowledgeable about the game. Ethan played Wide Receiver for most of the season and would occasionally come in as defensive end. He ended the season with 1 touchdown (and I, of course, had a picture of that on my crashed laptop).
Ethan #55 & Garrett #56
Spencer had to move up to the PeeWee division because of his age. Thankfully his coach & most of the team from last year, the Rawhiders, also moved up! It was a lot of fun to be with the same guys again. It really is a fantastic team with great parents and boys.
Spencer started off the season pretty rough, he was a minimum plays kid for the first couple of games. I could tell, so I am sure the coaches could tell, that his heart just wasn't in the game. Then all of the sudden, I don't know what happened, but he was fierce! He was all fired up! He wanted to hit someone! He wanted to play! I LOVED watching him play after that. He is so naturally athletic and so intelligent when it comes thinking like an athlete.
Toward the end of the season his team had several injuries so Spencer had to fill in many times in new positions. He ended the season with at least 3 Sacks! He was a little defensive beast! He also had 1 touchdown on the season. :)
Spencer caught the kick return in the game against the Jets and actually ran it for about 20 yards (which was probably the most yards we got in that game! ya... they were a good team!)
About to Sack the QB in our Playoff game against the Maulers
No, your eyes are not deceiving you... both boys wore #55! Which was Dan's number.

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