Monday, September 20, 2010
Movin' On Up
Or, I guess, Movin' on Down. That's what Trent has been doing in football lately~ in jersey numbers anyway. Let me just put a plug in first for junior high football and what an amazing effect it has had in Trent's life. We have some great coaches up here that really push these young men to give it their all out there on the field which also overflows to the rest of their lives. Yay for great coaches! We all need some encouragers like that in our lives. Now we really haven't invested alot of time into sports so I am extra proud of Trent for keeping his commitment and giving so much to his team. And it has shown, especially being he is a rooky 7th grader. After a couple of weeks of practice playing a full back the coaches decided to switch him to the C-back position which meant he had 4 practice days to learn all the new plays and positions but it also gave him the opportunity to be an essential part of the team making points. And it also meant that he needed a different jersey with a different number. It was so much fun to watch the boys play their first official game the other night. They faced off to a team who were giants in general compared to them, but they gave them a run for their money and barely let them take any ground out there on the field. Being a C-back means Trent has the chance to get the ball and run more often. It also means he is on the bottom of the pile more often. And that his momma is praying more often. Can you tell I'm a smidgen proud of him? Especially being that he was able to break away and make the last 2 points of the game in the last minute or so. Yippee! We still lost 8-12, but not without a fight. Go get 'em boys!