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Our boys and coaches have created an atmosphere that is like a family. After the game they huddled up, listened to the coaches, and then made a huge circle holding hands and said their Pioneer chant. Then our band always lines up and makes a tunnel for the boys to run through that leads them into the arms of their friends and family. Last night the Senior boys all held hands and walked down that tunnel together, leading the team. The tears just streamed down my face and I'm crying as I write this too. Marcus was so emotional and his dad swept him up into a hug bear hug, lifting him off his feet. We spent some time just holding him, telling him how much we loved him,and how watching him play football since 7th grade has been such a priviledge for us and such an amazing time in our lives. He then went off to be gathered up in the arms of his friends and team mates.
It's a bittersweet moment for me and my husband. The end of this season has marked the end of an era of watching our son grow into the man that he is today. He started off as a little guy playing seventh grade football and ripping it up on the field. His fierce determination to get better and play big and hard has never waivered. He gave all....we are so proud of him. I'm going to miss being a football mom.