Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Nate's 3rd Football Season almost at an end
Nate's only got two games left in his third season of football. It's been so much fun as a Dad watching him learn the game, learn to play on a team and to grow as a person. His team this year is 7th and 8th graders, with the maximum weight being 215. Nate weighs 80lbs but he makes up for it with raw heart.
He's not the biggest or the fastest guy, but he works his tail off and is willing to go up against anyone and put a hit on anyone he can. As you can see from these pictures from lats Saturday's game, he ends up going against some big 'ol boys. The Dad's on the team and I joke that some of these kids must drive themselves to the game they're so big.
I'm so proud of Nathan and the way her perseveres. The difference between what's expected between the 5th/6th graders and the 7th/8th graders is huge. The practices are brutal and would make most in-shape adults throw up from the intensity. He's been playing corner and wide receiver this year and keeps getting better and better.