YaYa is now playing of the freshman football team for his new school. He’s on the Freshman team and is loving it. I love the way it has gotten him involved at his new school right from the start. He’s made a lot of new friends and is really making an effort to manage his time wisely, taking advantage of his free periods, so that he can keep up with the homework load.
The official games don’t start until next week, but today we had a scrimmage against one of the other local high schools. It felt odd to not have to get him to the field two hours ahead of the scheduled game time for weigh-ins. With this change comes the awareness that football is a whole different thing without the rigid weight requirements to keep the boys safe from harm. Not only that, since one of YaYa’s new positions (at least for the time being) is center, it means that he has a good chance of colliding with a big guy each and every time he takes his place on the line: front and center.