When it comes to football, especially high school and college football, how the game is played is supposed to be more important than the score or seasonal standings. This doesn’t seem to be how it actually works most of the time, though. Hence, it great to see when it does and to see teams like St. Clairsville High School’s Red Devils, coaches like Brett McLean, and players like Michael Ferns.
It’s really quite a simple thing – but simple seems to be bloody damn hard more often than not – Coach McLean, Michael Ferns, and the starting Red Devils did the right thing and showed the depth and strength of character and fellowship that school athletics are supposed to teach young people.
I could go into all the details but ESPN has does a better job of that than I probably could. Just go to the link in the first paragraph if you want the sad and amazing details.