Spencer played in his first middle school scrimmage and real game this past week. The scrimmage trip down to Camden County was a great experience for the team. It was lots of bonding and fun for the boys - despite a scary incident with one of our players who ended up leaving the field on a stretcher. He's going to be fine now - but it was pretty terrifying at the time. Even with the injury, the boys seemed to have a really good time - I know Spencer did.
The Vipers won their first regular season game on Tuesday night with a score of 47-0. They looked awesome. Can I brag for just a minute? Spence was one of only two 7th graders to get to start in the game. He's first string Defensive Line - playing right tackle. Seriously proud mama moment. He had a fantastic game - with at least 3 tackles - and gained a ton of confidence in the process. To make things even better for him, he was directly across from a boy who was on his Paladins team last year. He won the one-on-one consistently. Like I said... much to be proud of watching that game from the sidelines.
Here's a picture of him flying over a guy in pursuit of the ball carrier. I got this same moment from 2 different photographers* and 2 different angles - which is pretty neat. I don't know if I've ever seen Spencer this far off the ground before - so I had to share. (He is number 49 - or just look for the all white shoes.)
Here are some other fun pictures from the game!
In the picture above you can see Spence beating #70 - his teammate from last year's Paladins team.
In other news - Quinn starts lacrosse on Monday - and with it we add 2-3 more practices every week with games starting in a few weeks. Zane's first game is on August 22nd. If you are bored and want to spend some time at a ball field, give me a shout - we will be out and about nearly every day until mid-November.
Have a great week everyone!
*Photo credit to one of our awesome team moms (Melanie Zabetakis) and the team photographer, Michael Chung.