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Aug 20, 2011

Rams Hot dog day

Today was the annual Ram football hot dog day and scrimmage put on by the Booster club. We had hot dogs donated by our local "Johnny's Hot dogs", fruit and treats were donated by the parents. I dropped TJ at practice at 7:30am then headed to the concession stand to set up
The schedule went like this
Freshman A vs B at 9am- Lunch 10 am
Sophomore vs 1/2 JV at 10 -lunch at 11am
11am other 1/2 JV vs Varsity- lunch at noon

My TJ holding football awaiting start of game

After an almost 2 hr practice TJ's team was ready to start, no sooner do they huddle and a giant bolt of lightening cracks across the sky
All players must leave the field. We have to move all the stuff from the concession stand into the cafeteria at the other end of the campus

I have met more football players through my photography. This year TJ has been bombarded with "TJ is your mama going to take our pictures this year?" I did capture some incredible action shots last year. This year I am the official Sophomore photographer and have been cleared to hang on the sidelines....So exciting for me!

While the team was leaving the field I stood by the gate snapping away. These boys are not shy and love to pose

This is a shot of the concession stand and the freshman field behind it . Below is the varsity field and a radar picture that ended the game before it even started

My TJ ate 4....4 hotdogs plus chips, fruit and treats. He wasn't home an hour before he said "I'm hungry" 
It really was a fun day, I love being part of the booster club. It is a great way to meet the coaches and players. All the players call every mom "mom"....so cute!

Karrick trying on TJ's pads and helmet that have a combined weight of 11 lbs 1 oz
We have our 1st non-conference cross town (fun rival) game against Willowbrook on Friday 5pm. We feed the players a pasta dinner at 3pm donated by Roundheads...done before every home game. The village support is amazing...All bread is donated by Jimmy Johns and Gatorade by Caputo's  in addition to pasta from Roundheads

On a sad note,
One of the sophomore players mother was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer out of the blue  at the end of last football season. Sadly she lost her battle this week and in the true spirit of teamwork and family the entire Sophomore team will take the Ram bus to wake wearing their team jerseys after Monday's practice.
The support that the Rams have for each other is second to none!


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