Spring Break 2019 – San Juan

Thanks to the encouragement of my friend Scott we decided to try San Juan for spring break this year. We spent two days on the beach, a day in the rain forest and a day in old San Juan.

We really enjoyed winding down and warming up for a few days. It was very relaxing and a great time to play games and get away from home, school and work 🙂

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Beach time!

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Old San Juan

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Rain forest – Joey was very brave 🙂

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Burnsville won the 7th Grade Football Championship!

The year was up and down as mentioned here and the boys pulled it together for the playoffs and RAN THE TABLE!! It was very exciting to see them recover from being down early in a few games and in the semi finals they were doing so well the other team forfeited the second half of the game. 

Congrats to the boys for a great year!!

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Joey watching over the field

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Berra ran over, through, and past people all day!

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The defense really was locking down the line

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Jeremy got loose!

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Howard breaking free…

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Vargas got in for one!

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A little celebration chant 🙂

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Victory lunch w/Grandma and Grandpa

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7th Grade Blaze Football Regular Season Summary

Our team had some ups and downs this year, when they were focused they were unstoppable and unfortunately injuries stacked up against us in the second half of the year. The team finished strong in the regular season against Farmington.

Joey had a better year this year and we’d like to see him continue to get more aggressive 🙂 He had chances at a few interceptions this year, a couple through his hands (like the one pictured below and one off of his chest into the hands of a teammate) and we keep encouraging him to get to the ball.

We shall see what the playoffs bring…

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The US Bank Stadium game was a highlight of an experience for the boys where they lost to Eagan (explaining the sour faces below).

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I look forward to watching the boys grow more next year!! Here are some of my favorite moments of the team this year…

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7th Grade Blaze Football vs Eastview at US Bank Stadium

The boys had a wonderful experience at US Bank Stadium playing against Eastview last night. While they did not win (you can see it in their faces in the team picture below), they really enjoyed playing on the same surface as the Vikes!

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Joey set for the play (#50)
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Big Joe’s first time in the stadium and on the field 🙂
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Interception!
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An intimidating force
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Breaking free
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Nathan on the run
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Blaze 7th Grade Football

I shot my first game of the year this year vs Lakeville South. The team fought very hard and ended up losing a very exciting game. We are all very proud of them for their effort.

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Walking in with locked arms

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Joey pushing through
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Big time interception
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Breaking free for a 60 yard TD
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The defense locked them down after the first quarter
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Big catch
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Big run to setup a TD
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Big catch with a heck of a reach
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Great catch
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Labor Day weekend – 2018

We had a nice family weekend at the cabin. Stan and Nix were there with as well 🙂 We had the annual lake progressive party which had lots of fund games for kids and adults.

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Buds
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Surprise visit by Rick and Lisa
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Fishing and relax time – Joey beat Grandma in the final count of fish caught 🙂
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The dogs had a blast!
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Water balloon fun and other games
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