Brothers miss out on competing together due to pandemic

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – With the spring sports season officially cancelled. Northside boys soccer play Aaron Lambert isn’t just losing his senior season. He’s missing out on an opportunity to play the game he loves with two special people.

“The whole season we were going to be hanging out with each other and learning from each other. Then it’s over and I’ll never get to play with my younger brother again. My older brother can return. But it just kind of stinks that all the stars had aligned. We were all there together finally after playing since we were 3 or 4 and then it’s over,” says Lambert.

Aaron’s brother Kaleb, is a former player at Northside who is now an assistant coach with the Vikings. His younger brother Nathaniel, is currently a junior on the team. Last year the Lambert brothers got a chance to experience the Vikings state title run together. But, they didn’t think that would be the last they’d be on the pitch.

“Going into this year was going to be really cool as a brother on the sideline with Nate and Aaron to watch him kind of finally flourish so it’s super frustrating the way it went down,” states assistant coach Kaleb Lambert.

Even though Kaleb won’t coach his brother Aaron on the field again. He’s proud of the person he’s become.

“He’s becoming a man which is a huge deal in coaching I always say if we can make you a better man. Then you’re going to be a pretty darn good soccer player too,” says Lambert.

As of now Aaron is focused on his future.

“I kind of look toward the future and I say it’ll get better. It’s hard but if you keep thinking it you’ll eventually believe that it will get better eventually,” explains Lambert.

Though the Lambert brothers won’t share the sideline anymore. Aaron knows his family will continue to support him in the next chapter of life.

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