Saturday, September 01, 2012
Jr Spartan Football
His dad, my son, is a football aficionado. He has volunteered for a small local high school called Christo Rey to help in coaching duties for several years. This year their interests came together and now my son is coaching his son on a team called the Jr. Spartans.
In the first game of the season he scored a running PAT, had a marvelous sack and also scored a first down. His team eventually lost in this exhibition game but the team played pretty well. Near the end our grandson was involved in a collision which gave us a scare. He collided with another kid and went down like a bag of clothes. I was up in the stands keeping an eye on his younger brother and so saw the play clearly. The other kid got an ankle sprain and our grandson got a groin pull. But there were a tense couple of minutes.
I've watched my son in many coaching situations - he seems to care about the kids he is coaching and is often able to get the kids to focus. (No small task for even high school kids) - so I guess you know what I will be doing in the fall on Saturdays.