A day or so later I received a text asking if Ben would also like to play. Coach heard that Ben and Jack play sports together and that Ben is athletic. Ben was excited for the invite and to give basketball a try. So my two boys became teammates once again.
The boys enjoyed practicing and playing from the beginning. And after they got their new basketball sneakers for Christmas, they were really good to go. I loved to watch them play. They both naturally fit into the guard position.
The photos didn't come out that great so I didn't take many. But some came out acceptable enough to share...and good enough to document the memories.
As always, Ben played with quiet determination.
Jack amazed me with his leaping steals.
The headbands started out as a bit of a joke but Jack and a few of his teammates wore them for every game. He lost the "lucky" band during the season and we had to go purchase another.
There were only 2 fifth graders on the team. Ben sure hung with the big guys.
There was no catching Ben when we stole the ball. I'm pretty sure he won every round of 'suicides' in practice the whole season.
The two brothers bringing it down together.
For a new player, Jack was aggressive with outside shooting and was able to sink a few three's during the season.
The team made it to the semi-finals in the playoffs but couldn't get past a very tough team. All good things must come to an end.