Sunday, May 2, 2010

Brooks Lucas Makes a Sack (or Four)

Lucas has been begging us to sign him up for tackle football for a while now. Finally for his birthday this year, we acquiesced. We paid $250 for him to be involved in the spring indoor league. Needless to say, he was thrilled. But his elation turned into dissappointment. Come to find out, the league lost our information, and when I was finally able to figure out what team he was on, the team had already been practicing for 2 months. Lucas hated feeling like he didn't know what he was doing. He wasn't used to getting tackled and hit for 2.5 hours a day, 4 days a week. It came to a point that he wanted to give up.

Edgar and I decided to have a 'teaching moment'. We made him go to practice, and encouraged him to try his hardest. We told him that even when things are hard, it is important to not give up. We also made it clear that he is a part of a team, and his team is counting on him to give it his all. He fought us every step of the way.

But now, he has seen the light. He worked hard, and has realized that he has some mad football skills (I know, I had to pick my jaw up off the floor too!). He is loving his practices, and he loves hitting and getting hit. His team is number two in the league, and Lucas got MVP of his most recent game with 4 sacks and one fumble recovery! All I have to say now is...GO LUCAS! GO HAVOC!

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