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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Game 7 – A Homecoming Victory and Award!
Not a ton to say about the game - it was a rather easy victory. Final score was 30-12. #18 was uncovered - AGAIN - only this time our QB threw it just a little too low: It was a fun night though - Homecoming meant a big crowd that was quite enthusiastic. Our... Continue Reading →
Game 6 – Demons vanquished
Yes, that is a tad overly dramatic but..... Flashback to 2 years ago and there was a horrendous rainy, cold windy JV game at the home field when 17 wore #88 and his team was getting pushed around rather liberally and players were dropping like flies after questionably legal/illegal hits, That included one on him... Continue Reading →
Game 5 – Be Careful What You Wish For!
Remember at the beginning of the year when there may have been some grumbling (mostly from me, a little from 17) about lack of playing time? 17 quite frankly displayed a lot of maturity accepting his role - as he reminded me when I would lament on the situation - he had not really played... Continue Reading →
Game 4 – The Captain Has More Fun
What matters is that the team won it's second game 44-9. It was close for the 1st quarter, but then our offense found it's groove, This was a team the Falcons lost to last year 2-0. Yes, that score is correct. A safety after a muffed punt attempt resulted in the only score. So, we... Continue Reading →