The boys had a busy weekend with a soccer game, Premiere League, a Weld trip for a final Jet Ski, FIFA and an overnight at a soccer friend's home, golf, and a bit of yard work...
The Falcons are still undefeated, so the TV news showed up at their latest match in Winthrop, a suburb of the state capitol, Augusta. To see the video of Rasmus's goals and Felix's assist, just click on this sentence. However, all's not perfection in FalconLand as the boys' friend and talented sweeper, Chris Bourett, went down with a broken collar bone and will be out for the rest of the season.
To read about the game, click on this link. You may have to sign up for the paper to read this website (you get 10 free reads before having to pay anything).
You may remember that a few weeks ago the school was on American television here in Maine early in the morning. The shortened video showing the school is now online and, lo and behold, the "Foreigns" were featured in a section at about 1:08 of the video. To watch the complete video of 2 minutes and 10 seconds, just click on this sentence. Naturally, the boys are pleased with their stardom.
The boys played in the best game that Mountain Valley HS has played in many years. The game winner came 9 minutes from the end. Rasmus made a run off the ball attracting the 'keeper's attention and Felix placed the game winner with a beautiful shot into the left side of the goal. This catapulted the Falcons into first place for their conference and second place for the State Class C West division. To see photos from the match, just click on this sentence. Rasmus and Felix were so happy for their friends to have this victory--to celebrate we went out to a local restaurant and enjoyed American burgers and fries. For many of the Rumford boys, this will be the game they talk about in the years to come… perhaps the same will hold true for the Falcon boys from Denmark and Germany.
Thirty scenic photos of Maine. Click on this sentence to see the album.
I took Rasmus, Felix, and Bailey to UMaine on Friday so they could tour the university and stare at pretty undergraduates! Giving them my camera, I challenged them to take photos across the university that would showcase their day. To see their album, click on this sentence.
On Saturday, the boys played a great match against a private Catholic school in the city of Auburn/Lewiston. We were ahead until the final seconds of the match when the other side equalized. Nevertheless, a fabulous match against a strong team with a good history. You may be able to read the newspaper account written by the Lewiston/Auburn newspaper reporter here. It's a bit one-sided, but… And for a collection of Facebook photos, just click on this sentence.
The boys are having a wonderful time in school and on the soccer team. On Friday evening, they went to the football game and hung out with their friends. School goes well. With Connie's help--and the help of some of the teachers--we've done some finagling of classes so they're in appropriate placements. So far, so good. Today, it's Manchester United on the TV, cleaning, and perhaps a mountain climb.
The Boys got up at "Zero Dark-Thirty" to attend a School Rally on TV to raise money and collect food for the state food bank. Naturally, Aunt Connie was right in the middle of it all!
The team had a wonderful match against a rival and came out with a decisive win. Most of the second half they spent enjoying the match from the bench. Both boys scored. To see the entire album, click on this line.
We took a ride up to what is called the height of Land. It's about 25 miles out of town on a mountainside. We bought traditional sandwiches called Italians and a pastry called Whoopie pies… a good way to spend a few hours on a Sunday. Now, one of us is going to go hike a mountain to lose the Whoopie pie while the others are going to watch American football and Skype home. To see more of the album, just click here.
Rasmus, Felix, and their teammates played a wonderful match for their home opener. Both boys played extremely well. One truly special goal had Felix serving up a brilliant ball to Rasmus who leaped into the air to head the ball over the outstretched arm of a very tall goalkeeper. A terrific pass and goal that I will not forget… and neither will the tall and talented goalkeeper. For many more pictures from the game, click on this link.
If you'd like to see an in-depth photo review of summer with the Anne and Rob Kents, just click on this link and enjoy. (PS… The tuber above is Ryan Kent not Rasmus or Felix!)
The Kent Boys...
Rasmus and Felix are Danish and German exchange students. Throughout the year, we'll be posting photos and stories of our time together.