Tricia Booker Photography

October 21, 2011

Playing Friends

Cameron’s team, Loudoun 9, faced Loudoun 11, one of the toughest squads in their division, tonight. As they took to the field, though, it wasn’t the typical aloofness or tension you might expect from a group of competitive 11-year-old boys. Instead, it was smiles and high-fives as Cameron, Robbie and Bill met up with a team filled with their former teammates from last year, including Alex (39) and Euen (goalie).

As expected, it was a tough game, with both teams fighting hard for the upper hand. Robbie couldn’t quite get the ball past Euen, and in the end it was a defensive battle. Loudoun 11 scored first on a penalty kick, and then Cameron tied the score with a beautiful penalty kick of his own that just soared over the goalie’s hands. As time ticked down, I watched the boys gallop from one end of the field to another, with shots on goal consistently stopped. At that point, my wish came true and the game ended in a tie. They all played so well and were so happy to see one another that it just wouldn’t have seemed right for one team to leave disappointed. Tonight, the Suburban Friendship League really lived up to its name.

2 comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Drawn In

Art • Nature • Exploration

echtkühnblog

herzlich willkommen auf meinem fotoblog

Drawing Covert

Exhibitions, tours, research, programs, events, on a unique collection of books, archives, paintings, sculpture and more.

a coffee break with mike

unwind from the grind

Brian J Zwit

Photographer, Educator, and Dingo's Buddy

This, that and the other thing

Looking at life through writing and photography

Freezeframefoto

Fine art photography

Foreign Sanctuary

Lead and Live a Life Less Ordinary

renateflynn.wordpress.com/

A (Mostly) Solo Female Exploring the World

Valérie Jardin's Blog

Chasing Light ~ Telling Stories

%d bloggers like this: