Family and fans gathered for the game with trepidation. This would be the last game of the year, the last game for this sixth grade Melbourne Mighty Mites. This is the last gathering of this group of young men before the game.
This would be the last warm up, the last stretches, the last preparation before moving on.
The last touch downs, the last tackles, the last two point conversions, the last bumping helmets touchdown dance and the final victory, only one defeat this season.
One team, one mind, one heart.
They gathered in victory to pose for this snapshot of their history.
Tonight they will party with an indoor pool, pizza, pop and guardians.
Next year, they go to seventh grade. Some will play, some will not. They will never be in this space, this time again. My wish is they hold onto this feeling of victory and team work and success and carry it with them where ever they may be.
Thanks guys, it has been a wild ride. Thank you, Sara, for holding the reins.