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Saturday Night Lights

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To cap off a fun youth football season, our 5th-grader Kaden joined forces with other Shenandoah 5th- and 6th-graders to form one school team and take on county big-school rival New Castle for a couple of games.

 

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On the "turf" at New Castle's stadium.  

Which I guess means artificial surface, a new experience for these young football players.  This old-school Gramaw thought "turf" meant "grass"...but I was corrected...

Saturday nights.  And before the games were over, under the lights.  Another exciting first for Kaden and company.

 


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Kaden played center on nearly every snap both games they played, getting the ball to his friend and classmate Drake.

 


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Our #71 is always a leader on the field...

 

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...and a cheerleader on the sidelines.

 


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Love his passion!



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Pretty cute 10-year-old center!

 

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As center, a big part of his job is blocking.  New Castle had some BIG dudes on the line!

 


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Kaden has a great understanding of the game and doesn't make many mistakes,...

 

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...and when he does, he really takes it to heart.

 


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Comparing notes at halftime with his friend/quarterback Drake...

 

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Kaden was thrilled to get to play on the line for about half of the defensive plays too.

 


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Hey!  Leave my grandbaby alone!

 

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OrangeSleeves went after Kaden all night that first game...

 

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...but the Raiders got the "W," 36-0!

 

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The second Saturday night game was even more exciting!  The Raiders were really tested, playing an even tougher and bigger Trojan squad. 

 


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That "turf" taught Kaden some hard lessons at center...he got creamed a few times before he figured out a strategy to stop that strong fella.

 


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Kaden might look like a tough football player on the field, but when he takes off his helmet Gramaw sees the adorable little boy he's always been.

 


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Those adorable little boys just grow up WAY TOO FAST!!!

 

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We were thrilled to see the Raiders prevail again 20-6, giving them a 2-0 record against the Trojans and a fitting way to end a fun season.

 

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Saturday Night Lights.

 

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