I am a very “proud” parent of one of these hard working boys! Here is a little background on the Ord High School’s first varsity football game of the season. To begin with we only have 24 boys out for football. Out of this 24 – six of them are freshman boys. On Friday night we only had 15 players suit up. Why you ask? Mostly from injuries (hopefully soon 3 players will be back) and some from illness (soon 4 players will be recovered). Of these 15 players three were freshman (only one freshman ended up playing). So the question is do you really want freshman boys thrown into the first varsity game of the season? Well – we needed him and he delivered when called on.
We traveled to a team that had 55 players suited up. So they had the numbers. But you know what? We had the HEART! Our boys were the first to score and we did not even have our starting quarterback or starting running back! Our boys were better conditioned- they had to be in great shape to play both defense and offense.
Here are a few of my favorite photos of the evening. (I am not be best football photographer- so sorry about the quality)
I just want to point out a few of my favorite images and make a few comments- check out number 12 in the white below. He is the little guy on the line with both hands down. That is my son. He is only 135lbs and a sophomore (the program had him as 160lbs- but I am his Mama and I know better). He has never played in a varsity game- but he was needed. And he delivered! (As did all the boys!!)
The coaches giving him some words of encouragement. I was so IMPRESSED with our coaches!
Look at that mean 53 grabbing my son’s helmet in the pile. LOL
And check this out. He was taking on TWO players. Both with about 50-75 lbs on him. OK- I am having a “proud Mama” moment right now….
This is one of my favorite images- check out our receiver Derek- ok now check out the girls behind him. That is our Ord Chants Volleyball team!! They drove 2 hours (one direction) to cheer on our boys!!! Our cheerleaders did not make it, but the Volleyball team did. You rock girls!!
You are now wondering what the final score was? We did lose 6 to 14. I realize there is not a moral victory in football. But they won more than the game. The boys won the respect of the parents, coaches and student body of Ord High school!!