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Goal! Owen Johnson, GOOOOAAAALLLL!

Owen's team, The Yellow Jackets, played the Yellow Falcons today in the season opener of the AYSO under-8 division. The Jackets won 5-1 through a combination of outstanding goal tending and an unrelenting offensive attack that kept the ball on one side of the field for most of the game.

Owen was part of the Big-3 that assisted or scored on 4 out of the 5 points. Owen had two assists and a goal. He was, dare I say, en fuego! Also outstanding where his team mates Luke and Boden, as well his coach, Hector, who was did a great job of balancing encouragement and instruction.

Wow, what a difference a year makes. The kids were passing, dribbling with their heads up, and hustled hard despite the heat. You could tell the whole team was simply more invested in the game than they typically were last season.

Amazingly, I managed to get Owen's goal on film with my phone. The yellow-on-yellow matchup looks more confusing on my phone than it did live. Owen's team has white lettering, black sleeves and a slightly orange hue, compared to the other team's more day-glow yellow and black lettering. Owen dribbles hard past most of the defense, shoots, misses, Boden (blonde) gathers the ball and passes to Owen for the score.

I'm one proud father!


Megan said…
Awesome! Very exciting, and I'm glad you were able to catch the video. :)

Amy P said…
look at Owen go! That's awesome. Great teamwork!

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