Who recalls when the New England Patriots first made it to the Superbowl?
When it came time to be introduced and come through the tunnel, we all remember them running out - together.
How about the Red Sox and that World Series in 2004 (or 2007 for that matter).
Every sports writer/announcer in the country asked how “that team” managed to win, beating teams that were so much better – on paper that is. This is not to mention, people around the globe wondering how the Boston Celtics beat all other teams and raised their 17thChampionship Banner in 2008.
And let's not forget the Bruins, with their Stanley Cup victory in 2011.
The one thing that all of these groups had in common, was “team-work.”
Well now, right here in Dedham, we have seen the same philosophy put to work – with the same results!
This past weekend, the Dedham boys U-14 “Wild Bulls” soccer team, had their final game of the season.
These eighteen young men have quietly been taking care of business since the beginning of September.
The Wild Bulls began their 10 week season with wins over Dover-Sherborn, Newton, Natick and Framingham. T
here were times it was so hot out – they went through cases of water. The mid-point saw the boys with a record of 5-0 and they were moved up four sections in their division.
Then came the second half, with new opponents to face – more work at school – cold, dark nights at practice – even a snowstorm!
But the Wild Bulls pushed on, winning against Ashland and Foxboro and playing to a tie with North Attleboro and Framingham.
Entering this last game, Coach Peter Springer and Ken Micciche's Wild Bulls had a record of 7-0-2. So when the boys took the field against the King Philip Vikings, they were reminded of how hard they had fought and of how far they had come, together as a team.
There has been good goal tending and tough defense. There have been some amazing goals scored with strong play at forward and midfield – but they had done everything as a “team”.
Dedham Travel Soccer is made up of 32 teams of boys and girls, ranging in age from U-9 to U-14. But it was the Wild Bulls who ended their season with a 2-0 victory – along with an “undefeated” season.