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Lessons in Toughness

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Their first season of tackle football is in the books.  A final record of 2-3 doesn't indicate a stellar season, but it was definitely a successful experience in the "learning" category.

And that's what youth sports is all about.  Right?

 

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As a 5th-grader, Karter (#10) played a lot on both sides of the ball, as linebacker on defense and quarterback/wide receiver on offense.  Size-wise, he's a little on the smaller side but he's smart and quick and has good hands. 

He grew in confidence as well as becoming more aggressive and scrappier as the season went on.

 


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While most 3rd-graders stayed down in the flag football league, Kaden (#7) had to move up because he was right on the weight limit.  As the youngest on the team, he definitely learned a lot about the game and enjoyed his time on the field as linebacker and running back.

 

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#10 in on the tackle...


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He's open...unfortunately the quarterback didn't notice....


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Knock out that ball, Karter!


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Linebacker brothers....

 

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The Gray boys in hot pursuit...


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Kaden slowed him down...


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...and Karter came in to help bring him down!

 

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YIKES, Kado!  That is one big dude you have to block!

 


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Karter had to fight to hold his ground against that same fella.

 


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Karter quarterbacked a few series...

 


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Quick, Karterman!  Get rid of the ball!

 

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Getting a little coaching on the field...


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Great tackle, Kaden!

If I've heard it once I've heard it a gazillion times (football wisdom from my husband)..."go for the legs!"

 


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Congrats from big brother!  Or at least, that's what I'm hoping....

 

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Get in there, Karter!


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Bracing himself for the fall....


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Kaden's exasperated look of disappointment after he ALMOST made a great interception.  ALMOST.....

 

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It was fun watching Karter and Kaden on the football field.  They learned so much this year, about the game of football and especially some very valuable...

....lessons in toughness.

 

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