The biggest high school football game in Arizona last week was one most people heard nothing about.
It was significant because it was Sierra Linda’s first-ever varsity football game. It didn’t matter that their new home uniforms hadn’t arrived yet. Or, ironically, that they were playing another team named the Bulldogs.
The field was immaculate. The cheerleaders were loud. The home stands were packed. The public address announcer was on-hand. The band had its half-time show. The snack bar was open.
It was probably 105 degrees at kick-off.
And, Sierra Linda won. I saw it first-hand.
I’m convinced high school football, including the approach, attitude and sportsmanship of the administrators, coaches and players, can define the school.
It’s always nice to see “Victory With Honor,” don’t you think?