Anyhow, it felt good not to have to be there until 9:30 am. All season we have had to wake up at 5:30 am and be at the parks by 7:00 am. All games have started at 8:30 am, so you could imagine how nice it was to sleep just a little longer. 7:40 am to be exact...LOL Little Ernest was up and ready for his game. The first morning he woke up and he got his football uniform on without having me scream and holler at him to hurry up. Good thing, however, that my niece remembered that Ernest's football pads and helmet were in their car. They were leaving to my nephew's game at Eight Mile Park and called me, so it saved us from having a very bad issue. Especially since we had to play way out at Semmes Park. My nephews DJ and Man both play on the Cottage Hill Steelers Peanut B (5 year olds) team and they had to be at a different park. Sad that we couldn't get to see them play. They won their game today, by the way, against Saraland Bills. Score was 22-0. So proud of them!!! GO CH STEELERS!!!!
We started our day off having a very quick breakfast at Golden Coral. I really didn't eat much because the food at Golden Coral on Schillinger Road has really gone down. Not as good as it use to be. Little Ernest was so excited about his game that he didn't each much either. When we got to the park it was packed already for the first two games and we were the first of 4 on Ernest's team there. The first game was played by West Mobile Buccaneers and Trimmer Jets. West Mobile is #2 in our division and ran all over Trimmer with a 30-0 win. The second game was played with Eight Mile Giants vs Semmes Colts. Eight Mile (they are #4) won that game 20-8. The interesting thing of the second game was that an Eight Mile coach was thrown out. Not sure why though.
Let me just say our boys were ready to play today. They were up and very focused. They walked out on the field and the parents began cheering and those of us standing next to their bench started chanting "Who are we?" with a response of "Steelers!" from the boys. Their first round opponent was Municipal Raiders who they have already beaten 3 times this season. Sadly I missed that Little Ernest was one of the game captains and we at his first coin toss. However, I am so proud of him because he acted like a true captain throughout the game hyping up his teammates who occasionally got upset and yelling to his team from the sideline. From the first snap of the ball to the very end every child played like they wanted to really win the game. Every single one tackled and blocked like they were supposed to. Ethan and our quarterback was awesome running two touchdowns for the CH Steelers Peanut C team each. Our running back, Mike Mike, also ran a great touchdown. In fact, Ethan ran a 50 yard touchdown that I missed, but I know it was simply amazing. That little boy has major skills already. It wasn't the first time he ran a 50+ yards touchdown and shocked everyone in the crowd.
Well, as you can tell Cottage Hill Steelers Peanut C won their game against the Municipal Raider. The ending score was 34-0. We move on to the next round of the playoff meeting West Mobile next Saturday. Who ever wins that game moves on to the Youth Bowl, so we are excited. West Mobile is a tough team for us to beat, but I have faith in the boys that they can win. They beat our boys twice. Once in the pre-season game and again during the regular season. However, both teams have improved since then and our boys are looking sharp. I believe we have a chance to win the game. So another week of football practice is in store for me and in no way am I complaining.