#navbar-iframe { height: 0px; visibility: hidden; display: none;} THE GRAYBILLS: January 2008

@ Jordan

Friday, January 25, 2008

Brighton played really well last night against Jordan, but lost 32-27. They were so close to winning it--they were only down by three in the fourth quarter. A lack of head fakes and the inability to make lay-ups, in my opinion, were what lost the game. I confirmed those points with Omai and he agrees. I could do this coaching thing. hehe. Not. Omai is going to enjoy a day full of basketball tomorrow. He is coaching the YM in a tournament this weekend and next. He's also reffing three games. It'll be a long day.

You Win Some, You Lose Some, Bad

Sunday, January 20, 2008

We had our last indoor soccer game on Saturday in Lindon and it was a rough ending to a fun season. We played a team that was in two divisions higher than ours and got killed. The final score was 2 - 8. They had some cocky latinos who, instead of just dribbling past us, had to put move after move after move on us--so frustrating and totally unsportmanlike. We had fun though overall and played really well--probably our best game yet. Two of our players are going on a mission in February and Corey and Amanda, my aunt and uncle, are probably not going to play with us again so we'll have to revamp the team if we play again.

@ Taylorsville

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Brighton played at Taylorsville Friday and they won again 34 - 31!! One of the key factors that contributed to the win was that the team kept their composure throughout the game and staved off several Taylorsville comeback attempts (that was Omai's description). It's fun to watch the girls improve with each game and, boy, was everyone happy Friday night--players, coaches, and parents. The sophs and JVs also had great wins. The team has definitely started to find their rhythm. From the words of one of the sophomores after the Varsity win, "Oh good, now we can finally talk on the bus."

Find your love

Thursday, January 17, 2008

You know that dream you carry around with you each day? It's kinda important. Wasn't it what you were put on planet earth to do? They say everyone has a calling, can your still hear it? Doesn't it eat away at you? That treadmill you are on, did it ever get too much? Did you ever wonder what it would be like to do your thing? Did you ever feel time was passing you by? Just how many days have you left before your last? Did you ever wonder about stuff like that? Did you ask yourself 'what was stopping you?' There is never a right time. You will be too old. Too young. Too something or other. When was last time you took a risk? Did you remember how alive it made you feel? There are no guarantees of success. It's not called a leap of faith for nothing. It's not too late, honest. Jump. You might fall. You might fly.

38-21 Baby

Last night Brighton HS played it's rival Alta and KILLED THEM!! It was such a great game and Omai was completely ecstatic. The girls played really well and were almost as ecstatic as Omai. I'll let him share a few more details about the game if he so wishes. The band wasn't as loud as last week in the game against Hillcrest. I could actually carry on a conversation with Paige during the game, but had to stop talking during time-outs when the band was especially loud--according to Omai, that's a little tactic to distract the other team. I guess it worked. It was also alumni night where past players were recognized during half-time. Tia, Omai's sister who played at Brighton, came with a few other fellow teammates. Omai's desire is to have it be a tradition each year and get more and more people out every year. Brighton plays at Taylorsville on Friday if anyone wants to come.

Soccer Saturday

Saturday, January 12, 2008

We had our second to last co-ed indoor soccer game tonight. You would think that adding this post about our game I would be announcing that we won, but alas, tis not so. We lost 3 - 5, but had a great time. Omai wasn't feeling too hot so he didn't play, but he's feeling better now and will be at 100% for next week. I have a few bruises and my elbow hurts to bend it but it's all for the team, right. We are thinking of putting together a family indoor team to play at the facility in Woods Cross. Is anyone interested? I think with the combination of the Collett and Graybill families, we could be quite good. So get your shoes out of the box (or go to Sports Authority and buy a pair), maybe do some stretches, watch some English Premier matches, and get set to play. The league will start at the beginning of February. Goooooooaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllll!


If you're reading this, can you please leave a comment with your blog address? Turns out adding this new template erases stuff. Thanks.

Sledding on Christmas

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Me and Taygen. Mom and Jaxon. Paige and Jaxon. Here's Taygen on one of her first runs down the hill.

Colley enjoying the snow.