This was such a unique year for football. Dallin, Landon and Austin all played together on varsity for Twin Falls High School. It was so much fun for Rustin and I to be able to watch all of the boys at the same time! It was also awesome to only have to keep track of one game schedule!
Dallin played Middle linebacker on defense and he played right guard on offense. He was also on some of the kickoff return teams so he played all game every game. He came out a few times but not many and he loved it!
Landon worked really hard over the last two years to be able to play football at all. He wore a special shoulder brace that kept his left shoulder from dislocation. He has some subluxations that hurt but he didn't have any full dislocations during football which is kind of a miracle. He started every game on offense and went in as a defense lineman quite a bit at the end of the season.
Austin was surprised and thrilled to play varsity with his brothers. He played nose guard on defensive line. He did really well and have a few sacks and a bunch of great tackles. He has really improved dramatically over the last year or so. When Landon played defense we had all three boys playing at the same time which was really awesome for Rustin and I to watch.
Dallin disagrees with the 'tries' lable in this picture as he was able to get this tackle.
Dallin and Landon are seniors this year so they each got to choose a 'most influential teacher' to walk out onto the field with us for senior night. Dallin chose Mrs. Graham from second grade (twice!). If Dallin hadn't picked her Landon would have! She is truly an example of a gifted teacher who loves to teach. She travels all over the country teaching teachers new techniques. It was really fun to see her.
The Bruins ended up with an undefeated record for in conference games which made us the conference champions! Awesome!
Rustin was sick in the hospital with gall bladder surgery during the boys football banquet. Austin received a pin for playing varsity. Landon received a senior football and he was also voted first team all conference offensive lineman. All the conference coaches get together and nominate and vote on players from the teams in the conference. Dallin was awarded first team for defensive linebacker and he was also awarded Defensive Player of the Year for the conference. Such an honor! He was also awarded the Paul Ostyn award for the team with is a big honor. Dallin also received varsity warrior status for the second time. Varsity warrior is awarded to players who meet a set of defensive criteria. Dallin was thrilled.
Rustin and I were thrilled to have the year end on a great note. The team was beat out in the second round of the state playoffs. We lost to Century for the second year in a row. Maybe Austin will have a chance to turn that record around next year!