November 4 -- It’s been a long time since a season required almost as many "rain-makeup" games as regularly scheduled ones. That’s probably an exaggeration, but not by much. This has to be the wettest fall season in recent memory, with more canceled practices and rescheduled Saturday games than you can count on just your fingers and toes.
This weekend brings an end to the "regular" season, but not so fast. Most of last week’s (October 29) games are scheduled to be made up next week on November 12. Check with your coach if you’re not sure yet about your makeup game schedule.
Before the season disappears into distant memory, don’t forget to get a team photo. Whether or not you purchased one on Photo Day earlier in the season , you’ll want to get one out on the pitch. Two coaches have been kind enough to share team photos with the webmaster in the last few weeks. U5 Boys coach Bernie Fructuoso and his assistant Lenny Lapetina are wrapping up their first competitive season with the high-spirited Pirates, pictured above right after enjoying their post-game snacks.
And U19 Boys coach Bob Heyer and his assistant Nick Gardner (who have coached more seasons together than the webmaster can recall) are wrapping up their Suburban Friendship League season with the Magic before taking the team to the Herndon tournament.
Bob liked last season’s All Star jerseys so much that he got a complete set for his team to wear during the regular season. With a twenty-player regular season roster (because at this age you never know which boys are going to show up on any given Saturday), Bob gets a team photo after each game so he can recall who was there.
On October 1 vs. Annandale, when this photo was taken, Bob had only eleven of his players. In the SFL tournament next weekend, and the Herndon tournament the following week, with the prospect of a number of games each day, he’s surely hoping to field a full squad of eighteen.