SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Celebrating the team concept

Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 05:28 PM.

We — and I say we because I was one of those scout team guys — are happy to know we played a part in getting our starters ready for the upcoming opponent.

It has often been said that there is no I in team. And that's the way it should be, as a team is not one player, but a sum of all the parts.

To be a team member is to be a part of something larger than one's self.

The last 38 years, I've been fortunate to be a part of some good teams at work, at church and even at play. None of those teams compare to those 1974 and 1975 high school football teams I was blessed to be a part of.

As I sit here writing this column, a role call of coaches and teammates flows through my mind and I strain to remember all the names and faces from that special time.

With each passing year, the big games' details slip further into the past, but the memory of teammates and what we experienced burns as brightly as our days of youth.


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