Special to the Cape Charles Mirror by Charles McWilliams.
On a recent away game to Mathews, Virginia where I was proud to transport The Northampton High School’s Varsity Football team. Witnessed, was a display of empathy and maturity, far exceeding the player’s years.
From kick-off, the score was close. In the final quarter, Northampton’s Quarterback – Jersey #2 with a brilliant support by defense, carried the ball an impressive 30 yards, for a touch-down and 46/35 final victory.
By itself, a rivalry remarkably well executed and fought! What occurred on the field that evening, on a higher plane, was the stuff of Legends in Their Own Time!
Readying the bus for departure, four Mathews families stopped to congratulate and express gratitude for the sportsmanship exhibited by The Northampton Team.
Throughout the game, as plays ended, Northampton would extend a hand, to the opponent to assist him to his feet or after a block, a fist bump, in a showing of camaraderie.
What are the football coaches teaching the youth of Northampton County Schools these days, beyond the importance of winning? The answer is, “what it takes to be a man.”
In a world where at times, life’s horizons seem obscured. It is heartening to witness, to be a small part of the renascence of the human spirit! Kudos to the men and women, the families, the individuals and those who turn out in support for; contributors all, to the greater good of Northampton County Schools, most valuable asset!
A Northampton County Schools Bus Driver