After squeaking past Council Rock South Monday night and playoff hopes resting on this afternoon's final conference game against Harry Truman High School, it would have been reasonable to expect the players on William Tennent's varsity soccer team to take Tuesday night off.
However, there was no way they were going to miss last night's benefit game against the Bucks County Special Olympic Soccer Team, an annual event to which every player looks forward.
"This is their time, attendance is on a volunteer basis, and they are all here tonight," said Sandy Haslett, one of the parent organizers for the game. "It's an end of the season tradition and they always have a ball."
The enjoyment of the event came from both sides of the field. The Bucks County Special Olympics Soccer team relished the chance to get some practice in for their own season.
"They absolutely love it," said Julie Matzke, a volunteer with the program. "The get to go out on this beautiful field and play a game they love to play."