Thursday, October 18, 2012

I'm A Proud Parent

I'd like to take a bit of a break from the inactivity on this blog to brag.  My son, Edison, is a senior at The King's Academy.  He's a good student, a member of the National Honor Society, and plays football.

He's one of the captains of the team and plays center and defensive line.  This last Friday evening was Homecoming at TKA and was also Senior Night.  Edison got to line up as fullback for a few plays.  He scored a touchdown.

Edison was also part of the Homecoming Court.  He is pictured below with Joy Lynn Lyon.  They were not selected King and Queen.  Last year Edison escorted Joy Lynn on the court.  She is a nice young lady who is a weight lifter.

The final score of the game.  All five seniors on the team scored a touchdown.  One of them, Xiaopeng Hua, only plays defense.  Except this game.  They brought him in as a fullback, just like the coaches did with Edison.  Hua is an international student at TKA.  This is his first year playing football.

After the game the two teams met midfield to hear a talk from the coaches and end in prayer.  Then the teams split and get a talk from their own coaches.  This next shot was a lucky one.  I was on the field, heard them breaking up from their huddle.  They were racing off the field to the locker room.  Edison is leading the charge.

As reported in the local paper the next day.  They misspelled Edison's name and have TKA's W-L record incorrect.  They are actually sitting at 3-5 right now.  No, not a stellar season, but the guys feel pretty good.

The Knoxville News Sentinel - October 13, 2012
Here's a link to a half minute video highlight on the local NBC station.

I'll return with card posts soon.  I promise.  Right now I'm just proud.


  1. Go is down so I can't see it. I'll have to come back later. Congrats!

  2. Brag on !! That's why we have kids ! Congrats to all.

  3. Congratulations! What a way to celebrate Homecoming and Senior Night.

  4. You should be proud! Thanks for sharing.