I’m not sure if I mentioned it before, but Matthew decided not to play basketball this year. He returned to soccer. He played soccer two years ago, and they lost every game. Last year his basketball team made the semi-finals in what a dream run in the playoffs. Despite that, Matthew felt that soccer was his better sport, and so returned to it this year. The team is no different than two years ago. They’ve lost all five of the games they’ve played so far, and except for one game where they lost 2-1, they’ve lost the other games by quite a margin. They are not even close to being competitive.
This past Saturday was the school’s annual Pep Rally. All the teams and the individual players are announced and they run into the gym like they’re going to win the Super Bowl. It’s fun for the kids. Here are some pictures from the Pep Rally. Here is part of Matthew’s team with one of the coaches directing Matthew into position under the arc of balloons.
The kids are given this blow up baton which says “We’re #1” on it. When the kids were left to themselves, the boys started whacking each other with them.
The girls were more peaceful with them.
Finally here’s a couple of pictures from Sunday’s soccer game.
They lost 6-0. It’s going to be a long season.