FINALLY, A SITE DEDICATED TO FOOTBALL PHOTOGRAPHY !!!!
RESPECT FOR A WORTHY OPPONENT
This is a time in the season when teams may loose a game but still remain in the
running for a playoff spot. In the midst of a dramatic loss coaches have the opportunity
to exercise the poise, calmness and dignity which helps to guide their young wards
through the adversity of the loss, for this they are to be commended.
Saturday while this scene was playing out after the Dewitt Clinton/ JFK game
something special happened right there on the 50 yard line where players from the
opposing teams met to shake hands after the game.
Two players who had slugged it out all game long stopped mid-field and embraced each other heartily. This was
far more than the obligatory handshake that said one thing:
" Here is a man who played me fair, hard and tough for 48 minutes of rugged football and I respect him!"
When this unscripted show of maturity happens ( yes we've seen it before ) it lets the onlooker know that these
athletes are growing from boys into men. Because of the work of the coaches and the people in their lives these
young men are going in the right direction.