It has been a week since Boyle County was defeated by Highlands in the state championship game. It also has been a week since I saw Brandon Smith tearfully tell a sports reporter from WLEX-TV that he blew the game. I would like to tell Brandon, the rest of his teammates and the coaches that they did not blow this game.
I have sat through every varsity game and all but two JV games this year, and I can't begin to tell each of them just how much I admire them and their love for the game. They (Brandon and the rest of the seniors) have given us way more than I think they will ever realize. They have given us thrills for the wins but most importantly they have given us the honor of watching a fine group of young men perform to the best of their abilities in a way that makes us all proud. They have played the game with integrity and in the great scheme of life this is truly all anyone could ever ask.