Football Is In The Air, Support Your Favorite Team!
By JOHN M. DERBY
September 8, 2017
is nothing more traditional than football in our town.
As we prepare for another season, we wish to salute the
young people who take the time and energy to play on the
In these days, when it seems everything is determined to
divide us apart, local football is a unifying force. No
one would dare say anything against the home team.
Win or lose, our team is the best. So if they missed a few
catches or fumbled a few kick offs. No one is perfect.
Football is about as American, as apple pie. It is not as
popular as it once was. Soccer is fast growing in popularity,
but football is still No. 1.
With all the news of possible injuries on the football field,
it remains the sport which attracts the most attention.
In many cases, it is also the sport which brings in the
most money for the school’s recreation department.
But schools need to be careful nowadays and share their
sports resources equally among the boys and the girls teams.
Football is a man builder. If you get knocked down too hard.
You learn to pick yourself up, and go at it again.
Football coaches are tough. They need to be. It is usually
the first taste of “Tough Love” felt by a boy
who is put to the test.
The sport takes endurance and stick-to-it-ness. Not every
student who goes out for the team makes it. For every one
who plays, there are two on the bench. Even the bench waiting
has a purpose.
It is like life when you have to keep trying when you want
to get a job.
So many lessons are learned on the field of play. They start
with knowing who is boss. That is the coach.
Finally there is the glory. When a student is on the winning
team there is something special which happens. He walks
around town and people suddenly notice him. If he has on
the team jersey, other students look up to him.
Even if the your team doesn’t win, the players have
the community’s support and this is so important when
We look forward every year to seeing our home teams take
Let’s play ball!