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Lesson of Compassion for Others Trumps Opportuity to Post 1st Win!

In the heat of the moment a Texas HS COACH was about to post the schools Frist win when an opposing  player was seriously injured and airlifted off the playing field.

He made the decision for the Team to take a knee on the one yard line and concede the game out of respect for the injured player.  Wins and losses fade but this lesson will last a lifetime.

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Spotlight Players of the Week!

I had the privilege of attending the Palm Desert Charter Middle School Renaissance Rally on November 16th.  Three players from the 5-6 Dolphin's team were recognized.  Carter Kirchhevel, Student of the Month & High Honors 4.0 GPA.  This was an honor of only 9 sixth grade students recognized at the assembly with only 2 boys represented out of over 450 students.  Brian Both, was also recognized with High Honors 4.0 GPA.  Stevie Shuffleton was awarded with Honors 3.7 GPA.  There were also players that I observed receive awards throughout the assembly that play on other FNL 5-6 teams like the Buccaneers, Chargers, and Eagles. All three players also played on the same Dodgeball Tournament on Thursday afternoon sponsored by the Christian Club at the school.   Brian & Carter both are both 6th grade leaders for the Christian Club.  They both assisted collecting canned food during their personal lunch during the week to feed the hungry in the Coachella Valley.  Each of the three have committed to be part of the PDCMS Math Field Day Team this year.  These three have connected on many pass receptions and runs throughout the season and leaders on our football team.  They may not have won all of their football games this season, but their academic and community victories will last them a lifetime.   


5-6 Dolphins Coach Jory Kirchhevel

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