Today's game against a strong Queensgrant team was tied at the end of regular time. In the first overtime, Joel headed a corner kick for the tie-breaking goal. His team went on to score another goal and win, 3-1. I'm sooo glad it didn't go to penalty kicks!
That Joel of mine is a very tough competitor, a player who gives his all in every game. He certainly gave it today. He is a solid center back - not much gets past that CCS defense - and he can head the ball like no one else! In addition, he has grown as a team leader, encouraging his teammates and setting an example as a sportsman of class. I have watched him carry the water cooler countless times this year. You know, in past years, it seems that was something that was relegated to the younger, newer players, not the team captain.
Sweetheart, you make your mama proud - not just because you win games, but because in both winning and losing, on the field and off, your character shines through. Thanks for another great fall of soccer!
A hug for Grammie
Jackson, who with Joel, anchors the defense,
and John, top scorer for the season