Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Touchdown Kid!

James 4 scored his first touchdown on Saturday!! It was a SUPER BIG deal in his life. He is still walking on cloud 9. You see, James is a hard working, dedicated football player that is more often than not standing on the sidelines. So for him to score....well, you get it. The supercool thing? Before the game, he had shown us the play list. He has never shown us this before, but this week it had his name on it. They had a play called "The Wickman Plunge". What's that? Well, if the play is to start and it's within the 3 yard line of the goal, they give the ball to James and basically plunge(push) him over the goal line. So what do you know? The guy running for the goal tripped on the 2 1/2 yard line. SO, the Wickman Plunge happened. The head coach came up to me afterward and said that James really deserved to make that. He said he has not had a harder working kid on the team, that knows he's not going to get much game play. He said he was so proud of James and that he obviously has a great sense of loyalty and teamwork. You couldn't have seen a bigger smile on that kid! I got it on video, but I'm afraid I wasn't very close. At least I have it. So, here it is.


TraceyLD said...

I loved hearing the proud dad in the background of the video.
Way to go James!

Jenny LaBo said...

Wahooo James!

Travis,Stephanie, Olivia & Alex said...

awesome !!!
good job bud :)