As much as I enjoy watching our Red Rider team on Friday night this year, I have enjoyed watching them even more on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Those are the nights that several of them coach the teams in OABGC's 3rd-4th grade flag football league.Good stuff, right? This is precisely the kind of stuff that doesn't get a lot of attention, but is the stuff that builds character in young men.
Watching "tough guy" football players trying to line up kids more interested in waving to mom, listening to teammates verbally jousting across the field as opposing coaches and seeing the joy in the little guys' faces when they have a great play and get to high-five their coaches is priceless.
There are lifetime memories being made for the little guys and a great experience for the older kids, too.
Please thanks on to the OABGC, Coach Davault, and most especially the players for doing this.
The Red Rider tradition is growing everyday.