Monday, November 1, 2010
2010 Rochester Youth Football Association 4th Grade Championship
KM's opening drive got them all the way inside the 5, but they couldn't punch it in. It didn't take long before their opponents (OMC) were up 16 to 0. Then, the above play (video) happened--it looked like KM was back in it. Oh, by the way, the kid that scored the touch down, waving a hand in the air on the way out and the shrugging off of the defender/would be tackler--she is a girl. What a sweet catch! She even had to do a 360 to reposition and catch the ball. She plays slot/wing, like Jace--they usually alternate the position, but I think she played just about every play and definitely stepped it up. So it was 16 - 6 after that. Then it was 22 - 6, then 28 - 6. KM would score two more touchdowns w/o the points after. The final ended at 41 - 18.
I know, its not about winning, but dang... the score does not reflect the way the teams would have really matched up. Sure, the other team could have had kids out, injured, etc, but they had 28 kids suited and warming up before the game to our 18. Their QB, RB's, Wing were their regulars from previous games so they were ready and healthy from what we could tell. I am not sure KM could have won even if they were in perfect condition, but there's no way that they would have allowed 41 points. Both KM and OMC were 7-0. KM has only allowed 12 points all year across all 7 games. OMC had allowed 59 throughout 7 games. Honestly, I think its tougher on the parents. Personally, I try not to let it show as its more about having fun as a kid. Also, all kids need to experience what its like to lose. Its humbling and its reality--you can't always win. Within minutes after the game the the kids were laughing and having fun right after they shook hands with the other team. They have a lot to be proud of and are already looking forward to next year...