The boys team won tonight 4-0 to a young Carrabec High School team. To see the full album of photos, click on this sentence.
It was one of those games. The Conference Championship went through 2, 40-minute halves, 2 overtimes, and 4 rounds of 5 penalty kicks each… we ended up losing in PKs 20-19. But what a game. I was so proud of Rasmus and Felix; they played a brilliant match and left every ounce of energy on the field. Now the boys' team heads on to the state of Maine championships with a match on Tuesday. To see the full album of the match, click on this sentence.
We've had cold rainy weather in Maine the past 3 days. By Sunday we'll be back to a bit of sunshine. I made some vegetable soup and our friend and neighbor, Gayle, supplied some peanut butter fudge and Oatmeal Pie Cookies. The sugar food is supreme comfort food.
On Saturday, the boys' friend and team captain, Tucker Phelps, came bearing his XBox 360 and sense of humor. The boys played ping pong, FIFA 15, and pinball and dined on Rich's lasagna. Tucker's dad, Mike, played for Rich back in the early 1980s on Rumford's Class A team.
Today, the undefeated Falcon "Foreigns" were featured in the state newspaper in a very nice article. What I liked was how nice their teammates and coach spoke about the four boys. To read the article and see the photos, click on this sentence. If you're reading this on a phone, the pictures will be better on a computer.
In a difficult match, the boys soccer team came out on top scoring in the final 7 minutes of the match to win (<--click on sentence for photo album). Rasmus was sidelined with an ankle injury, but Felix score a beautiful goal to push us to the win. The team missed Rasmus! Speaking of goals, if you'd like to see Felix's goal in the previous match, just click on this sentence and watch the video at about the 50 second mark to see our German friend bury the ball in the next. Next up, the boys will play for the conference championship on Thursday night at Thomas College against a team they beat 1-0 earlier in the year. It'll be a good match.
The Falcons are one game away from an undefeated regular season. They'll play for the conference championship on Wednesday and then move into the state rounds. Competition gets tougher in the state playoffs, especially with talented southern-Maine teams. But, no one can take away the season that they've enjoyed so far. For pictures of the full album, please click on this sentence. The tough thing of yesterday's game was Rasmus's injury; however, we think he'll be back to play for the conference championship. A good article about the game that features Felix may be found by clicking on this sentence.
The boys agreed to a birthday hike today on a gorgeous fall day. To see the entire photo album, please click on this sentence.
The boys worked on the float this week and then had an opportunity to ride on it as one of the dancers. You may view the full album by clicking on this sentence. The pictures at the bottom of the boys came from their phones and friends' phones. Click any photo to enlarge.
Another homecoming tradition… each class in school is given a corner in the school's cafeteria to decorate in the theme of the year. This year's theme is the "'80's". The senior's theme for their corner of the cafeteria was the movie, GhostBusters. Here's the final picture with the workers from last night, including Felix and Rasmus on the upper right.
One of the traditions in American high school is celebrating the senior players' last home game. We did that last night. Parents are called onto the field and the player gives mom and dad a flower. Usually, parents and athletes can be emotional during this ceremony. I stood in for Rasmus' and Felix's parents. When called onto the field, I received two flowers and fun-loving bear hugs from both boys at the same time. Later, at home, we took a "selfie."
So there's another American tradition experienced… oh, and the boys' team is still undefeated.
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The boys had a long weekend that included a visit from YFU volunteers Robin and her Danish husband Erick. They also enjoyed helping Connie and Ben lugging wood. We attended a college soccer game at the University of maine at Farmington and shopped at Reny's, a Maine store over in Farmington. Rich and Bailey did some hiking in western Maine… that's why Bailey looks so tired.
I skipped the boys' soccer match on Friday afternoon to go hiking on a beautiful fall day (with my new camera). I know, I'm a bad Dad and Bailey is a miserable brother. But, wow, it was beautiful and the Falcons still won without us! To see the album's website, just click on this sentence.
The boys received homemade chocolate chip cookies and a card from the Sullivan family today for helping with the pellet stove. From the picture you can see that they savored the cookies… now they're wondering if Gina would like them to mow her lawn or trim the hedges? ;-) "Thanks for the cookies, Gina! We'll help any time."
The boys went next door to help the Sullivan Family move in a new wood pellet burner. It is a big mother that will throw some real heat this coming winter!
The Falcons have had a good run so far in soccer. Their conference is not a strong league, and they've handled the tougher teams well with wins and one tie. With the results so far, it's clear that they'll make their way into the state playoffs… there, against teams from southern Maine, the competition gets very difficult. To see the complete album of their recent game, click on this line.
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.