It happened so fast didn't it? First it's August 2004 and the first day of pop warner practice, then you blink, and it's Dec 2013 and the night of his final football banquet. The banquet day itself was a double blur. Last minute flurries of emails and running out to buy supplies and charging camera batteries... Continue Reading →
Preview of Football dinner
It's late, I am only posting this to sort of meet the holidailies commitment - but - after a manic two weeks of preparation, the dinner was fabulous. I brought my good camera and handed it off to #18's dad to take photos - some of them are good! But, this one is fomr my... Continue Reading →
I feel like my whole life this last 10 days has been hyper focused on getting me to tomorrow. Tonight, 17 & I went shopping for shirt/tie/dress pants for him. I am happy to report that he is not afraid of color! Also happy to report that after he was set free to meet his... Continue Reading →
A preview of Wednesday night: One memory box for #18. He chose the photo in the corner. That's the nameplate off his home jersey & his locker. The medal is to commemorate the Falcons winning the Beach Bowl last season. For those who were on the team both years, it means something even if they... Continue Reading →
Another task I never thought I’d do
Tracing letters from jerseys to match the size and font style onto white paper (easier to do the tracing), then cutting out the white version and tracing THAT onto a colored paper that was the *closest* I could find to the jersey letter color. THEN taking the red letter cutout and gluing it onto... Continue Reading →
And so it ends….
Hello coach it's been four years since I last had the chance to play football with you on the sideline and unfortunately it appears as though my final football game will be this Friday. The game is gonna be at the place where we had some of the greatest battles in pop warner...Oceanside. I would... Continue Reading →
The Agony of Defeat
27-0. It was a dark and foggy night most of the game. 1st quarter was scoreless, but then it got bad. 17 will tell you he had a terrible game. Certainly the football gods were not on our side. Nor were the referees. In yet another "uncovered" situation, even through the fog the opposing coach... Continue Reading →
Oh, the heartbreak!
So..yeah...the team lost 24-21 to the other team that came into the week undefeated in the league. Therefore, even though we have an automatic playoff berth, there was a League Title on the line. And this one went down to the very last play. Which means it was exciting, and no one left early and... Continue Reading →
Senior Night Photos
The pregame ceremony felt rushed...the announcer didn't even bother saying all our names after he utterly butchered the last name...BUT....at least the pictures came out pretty darn good: Game report later - other photos are still loading...it was a heart breaker... 😦
Game #8 went rather spectacularly for our team. The first quarter was a scoring bonanza and ended up tied 14-14. However, that was about all the other team could muster until garbage time in the 4th quarter. Our first score was on their first offensive play when #11 picked off a pass and ran it... Continue Reading →