The Yorktown boys had a fun day of lacrosse at the Gobbler Games on Sunday. Three exciting games and lots of laughs. Thanks to the John Jay guys for running the event and handing out those shiny trophies and medals.
Nice day for Yorktown 8th grade upsetting Prime Time, I mean John Jay. Gobbler was a lot of fun but unfortunately many "town teams" had more than a few out of town elite club players. Once again proving that people have abandoned playing among their friends from town just so they can show how awesome their club buddies are. The fun continues to get sucked out of the game. Oh, and Yorktown won because despite being half the size they played like a team rather than the Prime Time, I mean John Jay, approach of just trying to pound it in one on one.
I'm guessing most of the Yorktown kids play for the Ballers, no? But yes, the JJ/PT one on one style of lacrosse continues to serve them well against Yorktown at all levels. They always seem have one anointed superstar at each grade level. That being said, Gobbler Games are just meant to be a fun, fast paced day of lacrosse at the end of the season. Which they are, and getting better each year.
I believe he was highlighting the JJ roster was far more PrimeTime than John Jay. Yorktown was all kids from YAC. Town team. I hope this fun little tournament doesn't turn into full blown, win at all cost rosters stuffed with club team players from all over the region. It should be town teams playing against other town teams as it was intended and advertised. If it does continue to morph into club rosters, it will ruin the spirit of the games. Our kids play in enough of those tournaments and we'd be inclined to stay home next year.