CANFIELD, OH- A football mom’s love for her son transcends the boundaries of the playing field, creating a truly special and enduring relationship. From the early days of flag football to the roaring crowds of high school games, a mother’s support is unwavering. The bond between a football mom and her son is forged through countless hours of practice, shared victories, and the occasional defeat. In the stands, she becomes his biggest cheerleader, celebrating each touchdown as if it were a personal triumph, and every tackle as a testament to his strength and resilience.

As her son navigates the challenges of the game, a football mom becomes a pillar of strength and a source of inspiration. Through the ups and downs of the season, she remains a constant source of encouragement, offering words of wisdom and comfort during difficult moments. The late-night practices, early morning games, and the sacrifices made for the love of the sport only deepen the connection between mother and son. It’s a relationship built on a foundation of trust, mutual respect, and a shared passion for the game that extends far beyond the gridiron.

The specialness of the football mom-son relationship lies not only in the shared love for the sport but in the life lessons learned along the way. It’s a bond that fosters resilience, perseverance, and teamwork. Beyond the wins and losses, the football mom is there to witness her son grow into a dedicated athlete, a compassionate teammate, and, most importantly, a young man who carries the values instilled by his biggest fan – his mother – into every aspect of his life.

We had the opportunity to sit down with Kristen (Brady) Crumbacher and Shannan (Gus) Valentine and their sons to discuss what makes this time of year so special- especially being a senior parent.