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Tables are turned when coach tells moms to tackle their football player sons
These moms held nothing back!
Jaclyn Abergas
10.13.22

When we think about sons and their sports, the automatic parent that goes with them will be the dad.

Or is it?

Who makes sure they have everything they need for their practice and their games? Who is present cheering them on from the sidelines during practice and games? Who brings the food and water so their children have sustenance during and after their physically demanding activities?

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You guessed it. It’s the moms.

And this time, the sons are giving back to them with “Mom’s Night.”

Washington Community High School in Washington, Illinois, have given their moms the opportunity to suit up and join them during their preseason football practice. The main purpose of this fun night was to get the moms to really understand the game. During this time, they learn the rules, equipment, and strategies used in the game.

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And of course, it’s always a great way to bond with your sons.

“The moms learned about football,” CBS Mornings co-host Tony Dokoupil said, “and then the moms got to do this … take a look.”

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The moms suited up and tackled their sons in front of them who are in full gear as well.

It was mom after mom tackling their sons in what has become a yearly tradition. And everyone from the moms to their sons (the players) and the coaching staff have fun during Mom’s Night.

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And it’s funny, too, how the coaches and other players give the moms tips on how to tackle their sons.

It’s definitely a great way to bond with the sons and get to know the other players and their moms, too. And the moms develop an appreciation for the sport and the game.

Come to think, maybe it’s a defensive strategy of the coaching staff. Since the moms know how the game works, they’ll be able to intimidate and trash talk the opponents at the games.

WMBD News’ Kurt Pegler was the first one to report on this tradition this year and he’s already gotten more than 2 million views since he posted it on Facebook.

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And the comments were funny to read as well.

“This could be an excellent idea for a fundraiser (or just a good time). There are a lot of Moms out there ready for the chance to tackle their sons,” Tyler Cauvel said.

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That’s very true. The way the moms tackled their sons, it felt like it was their chance to finally get even and they wouldn’t be blamed for it.

“What a great community builder. FUN.” Doedoe Hack added.

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It’s definitely a great way for the moms to get to know the coaching staff who take care of their sons every practice and every game.

And it’s a great way for moms to get to know the other moms and have that shared concern for the football-player-sons.

Some of the people who commented also wish their high school teams had a community-building experience like this for the players and their parents. We hope the coaching teams are watching this news piece.

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Watch how the moms tackle their sons on Mom’s Night in the video below.

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By Jaclyn Abergas
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Jaclyn Abergas is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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