February 20 “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother.”
It was the final game of the regular season. It was a game that pitted two high school conference rivals – First Flight and Currituck County. It was a game where it was known before the first buzzer that there would be no love loss. History has shown that these games were highly competitive and fiercely fought games.
This year it was clear that Currituck was the better team. They came in with the better school record. They came to the game with better overall stats. And they came to the game pumped-up, and let’s just say, ready to play a “spirited” game.
I think that there were 5-7 technical fouls – interesting. The technicals were not from bad hacks on a player but from saying something wrong, often to a referee, at the wrong/right time. Being at the baseline I witnessed first hand what was said and done.
The photo above is when Currituck’s center (truly a good athlete and seemly even-headed young man) walked with his teammate and tried to calm him down as he quietly pleaded that he didn’t do anything. I was struck by this gesture and continued to follow the center’s play and demeanor on the court. I was right, he did seem to be a true athlete and a fine young man on the court.
Until next post be safe, be kind, and talk your friends down when they get frustrated and temporarily loose it.
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