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Letter to the Editor: Emery County football

By GARY ARRINGTON

Sometimes, in spite of your best intentions to keep your mouth shut so that you do not stick your foot in to it, something persists and you just have to go ahead and do it. It seems that you just cannot help yourself. This is one of those times.

I just could not believe it the other day, OK it was a couple of weeks ago, when the Emery football team got dissed not only once but twice in the biggest newspaper in the state in the same week. What's up with that? Did we step in somebody's Wheaties or something?

What did the poor old Spartans do to upset their apple cart? Did we win too much, did we lose too much, did we defeat the cousin of the sports writer or what?

Emery, especially over the last 15-20 years or so, has been a pretty good athletic school. We have accounted for ourselves very well in contests of athletic prowess. Whether male or female, varsity or JV, everybody that has faced Emery in whatever sport being played knew they had just played a team with pride in themselves and in their school. Unlike some schools or teams I have seen over the years, Emery never mailed it in, they showed up and gave their all.

Maybe, just maybe somewhere in that time frame, the writer was caught in the path of the Spartans and he never forgot nor forgave and he has been waiting for a long time to get even. This was his shot.

Well, as my mother always told me, sticks and stones can break your bones but names will never hurt you. And that is true here. Write what you want but it isn't going to affect this school.

This year's football team played hard, got better each and every week and were an enjoyment to watch (usually).

Now it is basketball season and wrestling season too, and again it will be fun to follow these kids as they play their hearts out. Don't diss us again. If these kids need dissing, we'll do it locally, we do not need your help.





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