Sunday, September 6, 2009

Football Season Starts





Every year the first football game of the year is at Boise State. For the past two years, Topher has played flag and they play on a field on campus. This year, they got to play inside the stadium on the powerful blue turf. It was pretty exciting. Topher did great and his team did well too. Topher played Offensive Line and blew a hole so big you could have driven a truck threw it...the running back scored a touchdown on the first play, and then on the next play they made 16 yards. Then, they switched who was up against Topher to the biggest guy on their team. He still did great, but he didn't make quite such big holes anymore. It was really fun to see Topher out there tackling. He has been waiting so long for this. We were worried that he wouldn't make weight and that he would have to play with the next age group, but he made it. The max was 115 with pads, and I think he weighed 111-this was with full gear. Now we are in the clear, at least until next year!
Jay is helping coach and having a great time. The head coach is a local weather man so that is pretty hilarious. He doesn't have a son on the team, he just really enjoys it. It is a nice group of kids and coaches. It was a really fun day, and we are looking forward to the season!!

2 comments:

Kimpossible said...

I love the football pictures. He looks adorable!

Christine Gilbert said...

Topher is a natural in his football pads. Can't wait to see him play sometime in person. Miss you...