Monday, October 24, 2011

Good Bye Football - Hello Basketball

It is official, Jr Pro Football season is over.  I am sure you are asking, "What is Jr Pro Football?"  Our small town in Georgia takes football very seriously!  Our kids can start playing at the rec department at 4 years old!  Jr Pro ball is actually a program at our school that is for 3rd - 5th graders that teaches them fundamentals of football.  It has been a blast for Dougie this year.  This was his last year on the team and did he play his heart out!  He is such a fast kid.... he can run a mile in 4 minutes..... yes, I have timed him.  He may not be as big as the rest of the 5th graders but he contributed to a lot of our team's points through out the season.  He had several 2 point conversions, and I think about 4 touchdowns.  He even got the opportunity to stiff arm a kid when running for a touchdown!  He was beaming after that game!

Now we are on to basketball.  Although it never seems to end, I would not trade any of these times for anything.  Dougie has a HUGE love for sports, all sports.... his coaches have never met another kid who gives 110% every single time.  His heart and head are always in the game no matter what sport he is playing.  The awesome thing about this boy, is that he gives 110% to everything in life right now!  I hope you stay that way Dougie Fresh!

We love you and have had a great time watching you play football this year!
                                          Dougie running the ball!