High school football coaches are easy targets, but the truth is few people have as much influence on molding a community as the local high school football coach.
For good or for bad, but mostly for good, such coaches forever influence the lives of strong and vibrant young men, and for that they are remembered for lifetimes. They can also bring pride or dissent to a community.
What local high school football coaches did last weekend was bring pride to our entire Imperial Valley. The Imperial Valley Football Coaches Association staged its inaugural all-star football game for local high school seniors. The game and the turnout at Imperial High were outstanding.
We are happy that things turned out so well. Such a game allows many high school players one last chance at fun and glory on the gridiron because many will not strap on the pads again. Many of the young men involved played as if it were their last game, which made the action that much better.