An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Saturday, November 6, 2010

From the Booth ... A Dad's View (guest post)

Aquinas' football season ended abruptly last night - driving for the dramatic, winning score before an incomplete pass on 4th down on the 10-yard line. Their final record was 6-4. Our middle son Jonathan has played several seasons for Columbia County during middle school, but this was Nicholas' first venture into the world of football. We were a lttle surprised this summer when he wanted to go through conditioning and training, etc. in order to play on the team. As a sophomore, he primarily played on the JV team, but dressed for all home varsity games and most of the road games. He also saw his first action on the field in a Varsity game! We are very proud of his perseverance and dedication (he never wanted to miss a practice), and look forward to two more seasons of Friday Night Lights. Here is a picture with me, the proud Dad, with the disappointed player after the loss. The Fighting Irish played hard, but it just wasn't meant to be.

Nicholas w/ Dad

Nicholas w/ Papa two weeks ago


Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e) said...

My brother was #15 (waaaaay) back in the day, and his colors were green and gold, so one jersey was quite similar to this.

Nicholas does not look like he feels at all like smiling...

Send him up this way to play for that other Fighting Irish team in a few years, and I'll use my connections to go see him play!

Bia said...

smiling? no, it was a very hard loss ... first time in years that the school had a chance for the playoffs and it came down to this one game, which they lost.

Lisa Novajosky Smith said...

I believe that Bart Starr was #15. Nice job Nicholas. Glad you finished the season with all of your 'pieces' still in the same places as God put them.

Tiziana said...

In effetti Nicholas mi sembra non solo arrabbiato, ma anche deluso e stanco, non importa, andrà sicuramente meglio la prossima volta. Perdere una gara insegna lo stesso qualche cosa, anche se sicuramente è più bello vincere..vero Nicholas!!!

GrandmaK said...

Well done, Nicholas!!! Cathy