Hobbs, though, didn't join Heaton on the field until the sixth grade. That was only after he was pushed into it by friends. He's since developed into a strong midfielder who specializes in his defensive ability.
Heaton and Hobbs now play for the Oklahoma City Knights, a competitive club team Heaton's father helped found after breaking away from Edmond Lacrosse.
Both organizations are part of a local lacrosse boom, with about 700 athletes competing.
“Back when I started, I was probably like the pioneer group and there was maybe 100 of us at all age levels, and now it's just exploded,” Heaton said.
It's that increase of participants that makes Wednesday's signings even more impressive.
“It's just crazy because how small it was to how much it's grown now,” Hobbs said. “Kind of the main focus of the OKC Knights is just to keep it going and make it expand as much as possible. It's been a lot of fun.”