The second thing that sealed my love for the game is having a son that plays. The football games I enjoy more than any other are Thomas’s PFL games. His team, the Cabarrus Stallions, has not had the best record in the three years he’s played. In fact, his first year, they lost all their games. Last year things started looking up with four wins and a trip to the NACA tournament in
This year, it was all Stallions at Memorial Stadium in
I love watching Thomas play because he plays so hard and never, never quits. In the fourth quarter, after a run, he got up and headed across the field. He fell to his knees and threw up and didn’t look like he was going to get up. When the ref told Thomas he'd have to call the paramedics, Thomas summoned his strength and headed up across the field. After sitting out a few plays, some water poured over him and Gatorade poured in him, he was back in. He scored the Stallions final touchdown, wobbled toward the sidelines and looked like he was about to pass out. When he reached the sideline, he sort of collapsed and rolled over on his back. It takes a whole lot of self control on the part of a mother to keep from running down to the field when your son looks like death warmed over. But when he raised his arms up in the air and started shouting, “WE WON!!!!” I knew he was OK, just in need of water, bananas, and rest!
It was a very exciting start to our PFL season. Next week will probably be the hardest game of the season when the Stallions play