Coverage of former QB doesn’t give credit to hard-working Tigers |

Coverage of former QB doesn’t give credit to hard-working Tigers

Jeffrey Lunceford and John Rutter, Dillon

This letter is being written to express the lack of support from our hometown sportswriter, Jason Starr.

In the Sept. 14 issue of the Summit Daily News, there was an article concerning the Summit High School football game the night before.

Instead of there being an account of the game through the local football players’ eyes, Starr quoted Summit’s former quarterback.

For those who do not know, the Summit football team had been working in the offseason. About 15 players were lifting and conditioning tirelessly since November. Five days a week for the last nine months, these devoted players not only have worked their tails off, but they helped the community by removing wood from the county to help with the current fire danger.

These players have shown their heart on and off the football field.

It is discouraging to see the primary focus of the story was not one of these players, but on a former teammate who could not handle the struggles of his team.

He decided to leave his fellow players when they needed him most. To write a quote by this former player that attacks the team and the entire program is degrading and totally fails to support of what these kids have achieved.

It is very disappointing that our local sports reporter does not give due to the local football players who deserve it.

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