For the DC Football Team, it’s not just about winning — Sportsmanship matters and is noticed!
One could argue that there’s not much to celebrate when our DC Football Warriors lose to one of our biggest rivals, the Bethel Bees, by a score of 41-7. The brightest spot of the night (besides the lightening!) was a 5 yard run by Matt Batson to score our sole touchdown of the night. It’s always difficult to lose, but this loss was particularly tough. It would’ve also been easy for our Warriors to hang their heads and walk away dismayed.
However, there’s much more to this story. After the game, the officials gathered together both head coaches, and said, “This is some of the best sportsmanship I have ever seen between two teams and you should be extremely proud of your boys.” In fact, he was so impacted by what he observed that he sent a commendation to the OHSAA that stated:
“Outstanding sportsmanship was displayed by both teams during the entire game on August 31, 2018. Players from both teams were helping each other up after each play and commenting positively to each other for making a good play, even when the score became Bethel 41, DC 7. Players and Coaches should be recognized for their Outstanding display of true Sportsmanship.”
Way to go DC Warriors and Bethel Bees — your Character is being noticed!
Maya Angelou once said, “People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.” It’s safe to say that the officials and boys playing that game last Friday walked away affected by how those involved made them feel. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted, and our kindness can draw others to Christ.
What a blessing and honor that our coaches, most of whom work full time jobs outside of the school, make the time to coach our boys and teach them about Godly character. It truly matters. Thank you to our coaches and players for making us proud!
Be sure to come support our football team this Friday night, Sept. 7 as they take on Ponitz Career Tech at Harmon Field. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m.