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Letter to the editor: More Than the Final Score


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By Steve Rigby
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Editor,

I have been officiating junior high and high school athletic events for the past thirty-three years.

On Wednesday (October 7) Mont Harmon traveled to Helper Junior High for their final football game of the season. From the pre-game coin toss to the final whistle that ended the game, I have never experienced a better display of sportsmanship. The players played hard and never used foul language, the coaches were coaching, the fans were cheering the athletes, the administration was actively supporting the event, and the sports announcer also did a terrific job.

It seems that in this day and age the emphasis is always on winning no matter what price is paid. But in this instance there was more than just the score. At the conclusion of the game the teams shared refreshments and the fans, administrators, and coaches commingled in a jovial, good-feeling community spirit.

It's too bad that many athletic contests often end with just looking at the final score.

Hats off to all those who were at the ball game.

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