Coach disappointed with behavior

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 9, 2003

Dear Editor:

Some of the John Essex Hornets showed poor sportsmanship at the end of the football game at Sweet Water High School last Friday night. I never expected it and cannot even imagine why they would do such a thing.

I have always tried to instill in my team good sportsmanship and good character, for being a professional player once myself; I know how important it is. But, for some reason, my team seemed to have forgotten all that they have been taught on that night.

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I apologize for their behavior. I know that it frightened some people and it was certainly not the show the public came out to see.

I know that the public image is important. They are our fans. They support us. We are deeply sorry for our disappointment to them.

I have spoken to my team and helped them to understand that what they did was wrong.

Please know that the Hornets will never display poor sportsmanship again.


Pierre Goode

Head Football Coach

John Essex High School