Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Game Goes On

Neither chill, nor darkness, nor copper thieves could stop the games this weekend. All the games that were scheduled at our local sports park were rescheduled to other fields at different times. The most challenging part of the rescheduling was moving night games to fields without lights. Our 8:30 p.m. game became a 6:30 p.m. game with a running clock and very short breaks. This means that the clock didn't stop during substitutions or for much of anything. Halftime was only about three minutes long because darkness came on quickly on a cloudy day.

Starting early meant that I was able to get some pictures (okay, over 200, I like to click). I even got shots of a few of our goals. The boys came on strong. The opposing team was good and had a very good defense. Still, our boys stayed patient and showed some excellent passing and teamwork. It was a joy to see. The final score was 5-2 and Young Man had another great game on defense. Afterwards we looked at how beat up his long pole is and Mr. Engineer took him to Monkey Sports to get a new one on Sunday. Something tells me that he will put it to good use next weekend.

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