ARA Rashideen – Game 3, first home loss

It was a competitive third scrimmage game of the year. The first quarter was deadlocked and low. It looked like we were going to give it the push we needed and storm ahead. However, the second quarter was a chance for our developing players to see game action. King Center also had in their developing team, but the problem was their development team was 7th graders, ours were 5th and 6th graders. By the time the 3rd and 4th quarters rolled around we were digging out of 20 point hole. We never recovered.

Yet, I am so happy about our team. There is a lot to happy about. We talked about it during today’s practice. Here are a few points:
* When the visiting team arrived we were praying our asr (afternoon) prayer
* We showed knowledge of defensive sets we didn’t know weeks ago
* The team showed self-respect and respect for the visitors

Another important point from today’s practice is: We are going to have two teams, one is 7th and 8th graders, the second is 5th and 6th graders. Some 6th graders are assigned to the 7th/8th grade team. They are: Jihad A. & Ali H. Practices will be 5th/6th graders on Mondays and 7th/8th graders on Wednesdays and both teams on Saturdays. Scrimmages will be divided based on the team level we’re playing against, 5th/6th or 7th/8th. Keep practicing.

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