Zach in position at the start of the play:
Zach (#00) and Alex (#1) both play pee wee football at our school.
This is Alex's first year to play, and he's loving it!
Since it's his first year to play, he is often put in positions that aren't critical to the success of the team, but when Alex talks about his position (nose guard at the last game) on the team, he is quick to let you know how important his position is for the team. I just love that boy!
Alex is #1 in this picture.
Look at how small he is compared to the other players!
In this picture below, Alex (in the middle) is breaking past the blockers and headed toward the other team's quarterback. Unfortunately, he didn't reach the quarterback in time, but I'm still proud of his effort.
Zach has played for 4 years now. He's getting better and better at the game. During the first game they played, Zach caught two interceptions!
Here's a picture of Zach at the first game playing in the rain. Yuk.
And truly the greatest blessing for my boys in playing football are the coaches that volunteer their time (without pay) to coach these boys. They are patient to explain the plays but quick to correct them when they mess up without humiliating them on the field. Both of my boys come home after practice and the games telling me what Coach **So and So** said to them . . . those encouraging words to build them up as they learn to play this game. And I truly could insert any of the Coaches' names in that place above . . .
You know that your kids are getting taught more than football when at the end of the game you look out on the field and see this . . . both teams coming together to end the night in prayer and praise for the One who matters more than any game they played . . .
The score that night may have declared our team the winner, but I know that both teams are winners with coaches and parents setting such good examples to our boys and girls on the field.
And of course . . . let's not forget . . .
there was some serious football played that night by . . .
the Ferrell boys [and me] :)