Monday, May 19, 2014

Soccer State Championship Game










Last Friday our Bulldogs played for the soccer state championship in Norman at the OU soccer complex. To say it was nerve-wracking and exciting would be an understatement. Last week was a complete roller coaster of emotions. 

It all started when we played NW Classen in Oklahoma City last Tuesday. It was the third round of the playoffs.  It was such an exciting game and we pulled off a 2-1 win. The boys went ballistic with joy, even walking towards our bleachers full of fans and giving us a round of applause. That might have been my favorite moment after the win. Coach Campbell wanted to make sure the boys thanked the fans for all of the love and support they've received throughout the season. 

Fast forward to the end of the week. Our town was so excited. We hadn't had a state championship in 10 years. All the businesses had signs up wishing the team good luck. It was incredible. We planned a send-off for the boys and they didn't know about it. 
I don't know if there's anything more exciting than seeing your team being led through town by the police with sirens. So cool to watch!

We left around 3pm for the 7:30 game in Norman so we could stop and eat. We ended up running into traffic so we met our friends at Taco Bell for a quick bite. I was so nervous, I could hardly eat. 

We arrived at 6:30 for the game and were so impressed with the OU soccer stadium. Biggest soccer complex I've ever seen. 

The game started and two minutes in I knew our boys were scared and playing like it. I didn't even recognize some of the boys, they playing so nervous. The other team was phenomenal. We were in trouble from the first goal four minutes into the game. We ended up losing 6-1 but we were so proud of our team. What an honor to even make it there!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Soccer state semi-finals!

We're traveling to Oklahoma City tonight for the state semi-finals in soccer.  We play Northwest Classen at the Putnam City West stadium.

Our family's so excited that we're taking nine people with us.  We have to support our Bulldogs in their bid for the state championship.  I'm so proud of these boys.  They've fought hard and stuck it out to get to number 3 in the state of Oklahoma in classs 5A.  That's no small feat.

Tyler is out with a knee injury.  The orthopedic doctor thinks he has a torn meniscus. We go for the MRI next week.  I'm just happy that Tyler has had the opportunity to be a part of such a great team!!! I've enjoyed every second watching these boys play!

The boys after the Oologah Tournament - we won!

Tyler running after the ball


These boys have worked so hard! They deserve all the success in the world!

Coach Campbell giving words of advice


Great boys and even better friends