There is no substitute for hard work

Published 6:28 pm Tuesday, October 20, 2009

By The Clanton Advertiser staff

Thorsby High School did something last Friday that it had not done in almost two years: win a football game.

Since then, the Rebels have gone on to beat county rival Isabella in an exciting overtime game this past Friday.
While everyone on the team, the coaching staff and even the water boys were glad to have that monkey off their backs, the last two years probably taught the young men valuable lessons about life.

Everybody likes to win, and that is the goal of any contest. But football, like many high school sports, teaches important lessons about teamwork, perseverance, working hard to achieve goals and more.

The Rebels should soak in this win and last week’s too. May they have more this season and in the future.
But when times weren’t so good, Thorsby players continued to go out each week and fight hard, even though they did not win a game last year.

It takes a lot of dedication to go to practice  and the weight room every day and stay focused on the goals at hand.
The team is now reaping the reward for that work, and that’s something we could all learn from.