Yesterday was Nicholas’ first football game. The weather was nice and crisp and the players were excited. Nicholas looked so handsome in his gear.
The Tigers were leading 25 to 0. Nic was playing the position of defensive end. His job was to stop the other team from scoring. My son is a fast runner and was doing a good job keeping this huge kid at bay.
Until…the kid tackled him so hard that Nic flew at least a couple feet into the air! My heart was racing because he did not get up immediatedly. I jumped to my feet but my husband and his brother remained seated. I was ready to race onto the turf (my husband looked horrified at this notion) when the coach helped him walk off the field. He looked like the hit really hurt!
My husband said that he only got the wind knocked out of of him! He was limping a bit but he appeared okay so I sat down.
My baby, the football player.