It isn't often Laura Boyles can watch her son play football and daughters cheer during the same game.
But it all came together for the New Baltimore faimly this weekend.
Jon Boyles, a fifth-grader at , is a running back and kicker for the JV Black Tars Youth Football team coached by Jeff Martel. Earlier this month, he scored his first touchdown. On Saturday, his sisters cheered him on during a game at . The Tars played well, but lost to the Port Huron Bulldogs Blue team.
Of the family gathering, Boyles said, "I love when this happens. The girls cheer for each team in the league just once during the season. But, rooting for their own brother is downright neat."
Boyles coaches the #2 cheer team for the program, which includes her daughters Katie and Abby who are participating for their second year.
Katie is the team captain and seventh-grader at . The stellar student is also a member of the Choir.
Younger sister Abby, is a fourth-grader at Ashley Elementary and a member of the choir as well.
"My oldest is 25 and so I know how quickly the time passes," their mother said. "Before you know it, they are out of the house. I enjoy each day with my younger ones now and am very involved in their activities."
Their sister Stephanie, a graduate of and culinary student at Macomb Community College, was also at the game this past weekend to support for her brother and sisters.
Laura Boyles volunteers her time as both cheer coach and as a catechist at St. Mary's Queen of Creation Church.