Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Let's Go, Teal and Black

Perfect post for the last day of Summer School with Jenny Matlock. I haven't participated the last few weeks, but I've got a great one today!

I grew up the daughter of a sports official. And all that lecturing and teaching is paying off while I watch my boy Ben play defensive end for Poston. He ROCKS!
Last night, Poston defeated Westwood 21-14 in the final seconds of the game. It was a nail-biter.
Watch this series of shots, and judge his prowess for yourself:
Set and ready to shoot off the line of scrimmage
Head-to-head with a big guy. Will it stop him?
I don't think so, Scooter!
Almost through the line

He can see his prey--eye on the prize, boy!
Get 'im, Ben! (He heard that once or twice last night!)
This guy doesn't have a chance with 55 on the job.
See? I warned you!
Beginning of the end of him
Got 'im!
Ouch!  That'll hurt tomorrow!

Not to brag or anything (but it is MY blog, after all),  but he had two quarterback sacks--one for a loss of 7 yards, one quarterback tackle outside the pocket, a few hurries of said quarterback leading to incomplete passes, and numerous other tackles and assists.  Westwood could not shut him down!
Look at this one!
So what was their last resort?  This big guy:
Did it make a difference?   You decide:
Westwood guy:  Uhhhh.  Where'd he go?

Poston's record: 3-0
Way to go, guys!

Jenny Matlock


  1. This was a blast! Way to end the summer and start in on the fall. He sure has gumption.

  2. How exciting!
    I NEVER thought I'd EVER say it, but i kind of miss high school football. SHHHH! don't let anyone know!

  3. You have every right to brag. It sounds like Ben had a very good night.

  4. What an awesome series of shots you got!!
    Nothing quite like High School football!
    Enjoy the night

  5. Love it, love it, love it!!!!!

  6. Great shots! That does look like a nail biter :-)

  7. great photos, you proud momma, you - and such a fast camera!

  8. You nailed those shots Jen- they're terrific, oh yeah and - way to go Ben!

  9. Oh, I miss watching my boys play football! I got a vicarious rush of pride looking at your pictures. I hope he (and you, Mom) have a great season! Wish I could sit at the game with you.

  10. Love it!! That Benny Boy is very fast!

  11. It is your blog! BRAG!!!! Our youngest son graduated last year and I miss him out there on the field!! have fun!
    Have a pretty day!

  12. That was a great game, and Ben had an awesome night! And those are some fabulous pictures. Loved hearing you guys cheer on #55, can't wait for next week!

  13. Well... I did go to Westwood, but WAY TO GO BEN! (and Poston) :)

  14. Way to go Ben! Awesome Pictures!!!

  15. Oh No, Ok, I am ok. I am not a football kind o gal...but once I realized it was your was OK!

  16. Yeah, go Poston Panthers!!! I think my blood still runs teal and black, especially when MY BROTHER is the AWESOMEST one on the team!! Way to BEAT those Westwood Warriors!

  17. What? I thought Postons colors were red and white? When did they become teal and black? Wierd!

    Way to go Ben, for all his awesomeness. Who knew such a skinny kid could be so TOUGH!!

  18. The bigger they are...looks like a great game! Brag all you want!

  19. Great shots! What a great player Ben is! Very exciting.
    Best wishes,
    Anna's Rainbow Extravaganza

  20. Wow, I never knew Ben was a football guy! He looked pretty good out there on the field though :) Must be a lot of fun going to football games and cheering for his team, huh?

  21. What great action shots you got! I don't think my camera (or I) could have captured that! I have to say though...I do like the orange uniforms! Sorry!

  22. I love listening to proud sport mama's rehashes of the game. Looked exciting. Two sacks. Wow¡

  23. Brag all you want...Congrats #55!! This brings back memories of high school football! Great pictures!

  24. Wow, great photos!

    Made me feel like I was standing on the sidelines cheering my head off!!

  25. great shots, Jen!!!
    Maybe you could be a sports photographer in your spare time!:)

    Isn't it great to see all their hard work pay off??

  26. I don't think they've had such a good start since "Touchdown Tommy" played!

  27. Ben broke that tackles like a champ!

    Pretty dang cool.


  28. I heard that Poston had a great team this year! How fun is that!! Nothing like getting to sit in the heat and cheer for your favorite people as they grow up!! Great photos--quite the impressive talent you've got going.

  29. I love hearing about Ben. Don't get to hear about him as much. Good job Ben!

  30. I just can't wait for the boy in the family to start playing football. All my girls will be there to cheer him on!

  31. I loved getting to be a part on the game. This was such fun to read.

  32. Love the play by play! Way to go Ben!
    Isn't it great to be the parent and cheer and shout and just feel really proud!

  33. Wow! I need to see one of the Poston games!

  34. oh you sure do need to brag!!! it looks like it was a good night!

  35. Brag? I don't think you were bragging at all. I think you were just sharing some amazing talent with us.

    Oh, girl, I miss Friday night football. I miss the roar of the crowds and cheering for talented youngsters like yours!

    Thanks for this wonderful post!

    Tell your son we were all impressed. Look forward to watching him in the College Bowls in a few years!

    Thank you for linking.