November 30, 2008


The Burnett Breakers have had a stellar start to their basketball season.

They are 7 wins, 0 losses.
They rounded out the week with a first place finish this weekend at their first tournament of the season.

It has been an unexpectedly exciting week! We have several friends with kids a couple years older than Taylor. At the start of the year, they all told us not to expect Taylor to get a lot of court time this year. Apparently,
the grade 12's are often given play priority over the grade 11's. That is just how it goes on senior teams. With that in mind, we headed to Taylor's season opener not sure if we'd see our boy on the court or just have to be content watching him keep the bench warm. We were happy and relieved to notice that the coach gave all of the guys fair play time during their season opener. Taylor had a stand out performance at this game. His efforts and skill did not go unrecognized by the coach and as the week progressed, he was rarely OFF the court.

In fact, on Saturday he was named Team MVP for the week.

He was also awarded the All-Star Trophy for the tournament.

Additionally, the coach let him know that he will be on the 'starting line-up' for all 4 games this week.

We have been so excited and so thrilled for Taylor. It is wonderful to finally have all his hard work and dedication to the game of b-ball rewarded. The last 2 years have been challenging for Taylor, both on and off the court. He has had to persevere through some really tough circumstances and in a lot of ways has put in as much time 'building character' as he has building game skills. It hasn't been easy but he has risen to the challenges he has been confronted with. In doing so, he has learned to stand tall, and carry himself with grace and dignity both on and off the court.

We are incredibly proud of his accomplishments on the court but even more proud of the person he has become.

Way to go, Big Guy! We love you!

Of course, to make sure the boy remains humble, we made him string up the lights on the Christmas tree upon his triumphant return!!

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