Last Friday evening, I had the privilege to attend the Columbiana, Crestview football game at Firestone Park. It was a beautiful, fall evening - scripted for a cross township rivalry. Affirming all the the suspense and media hype leading up to the game, both communities turned out in droves to cheer for their team. As predicted, it was an evenly-matched line-up, and we were in for a nail-biter.
During the game, I was thoroughly impressed with the emboldened spirit of both student bodies. The fans tenaciously, yet tactfully, cheered on their team, as the battle - prime for the record books - waged on. As the last seconds ticked off the scoreboard and the final whistle was blown, I watched as the crowd celebrated the tireless efforts of both teams.
To all the Clippers and Rebels - congratulations on a job well done. It gives me great pride and comfort to know our country's future lies in your capable hands. Best of luck in the remainder of your season.
To the fans that attended this community event, you should all be beaming with pride at both teams accomplishments!
Barry A. Miner