Sunday, October 23, 2016

PLAYOFFS - game one

Ballard Knights vs Richmond Beach Bulldogs 10/21/2016

Knights showed up in the playoffs with a 3 - 3 record and the Bulldogs with a 4 - 1 record. During the first run of the game, Bulldogs scored in 4 plays and on the sidelines we knew the Knights had some work to do.  Going into the half the Bulldogs were ahead 20 - 6.

After the half, the sun started to go down and it became KNIGHT TIME. Thru the third and forth quarters they rallied back to a 20 - 26 score and got the ball back with two minutes left on the clock.

With one minute left in the game, Mac throws a bomb, Dominic catches and touch down.  Tie game, 26 - 26.  Mac kicks the field goal, boom 27 - 26 with 30 seconds to go.  Bulldogs push the ball up the field and on 3rd down, 10 seconds left in the game, they throw for the win.  Mac's playing safety and as he turns to make the game winning tackle, he slips out and misses. 

The Ballard Knights played the best game they've played all season. This was a total heart breaker.

So crazy how stressful it was on the sideline watching and trying to film the game.  Lisa and I were super proud of how he handled the defeat too.  First in line to shake hands and then sat thru the coaches speech at the end and waited till after the meeting when just his mom and I were sitting with him to let it all out.

The joys of parenting...

Monday, October 17, 2016

Ballard Knights vs Burien Wildcats

On Friday, the Burien Wildcats Bantam Football Team watched King5  News and saw that a major storm was coming to Seattle on Saturday that could pack wind gusts over 50 mph, bringing with it hundreds of thousands of power outages and danger from falling trees and branches.
That was the least of their worries though, as the Ballard Knights blew thru them with a 30 to nothing decisive win causing then to not make a spot in the coveted upcoming Bantam Football Playoffs.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Ballard vs. Interbay

This was the Knights first rain game and the Interbay Eagles came to play.  Knights took an early lead, and kept the game close all the way until the fourth quarter when the Eagles took flight and sealed the deal.  Mac limped off with a bad ankle and wrist, and pissed off because he had some friends in the stands that traveled to watch him play.  Funny that the field they played on is the field that is written up about with the homeless in Seattle camping out on public grounds.   This game was held on October 1, 2016.

Knights vs. Catholics

This game happened September 24th and man oh man did the Bantam Knights show up to play.  Total blowout over the Catholic where the Catholic blew out every other division of Knights: 89ers, Pee Wees, Juniors and Seniors.  Mac had a killer game as did the rest of the team.  Enjoy.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Humble in Victory, Gracious in Defeat.

This game happened on 9/17/2016 at Loyal Heights vs. the Edmunds White.  Knights led the White until the 3rd quarter where the White scored two in a row.  Mac (#9)  took the ball on a kick off to tie the game.  But it wasn't enough as the White were on a roll and scored one more in the 4th quarter.  With 2 minutes remaining the Knights needed something and on the 4th down, Mac chucked a hail Mary that the White intercepted and it was game over.   
This is one of my favorite games I've ever watched of my son play as he and the rest of the team executed the most important rule of sports, be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.