41-0 at halftime Friday night, the Cross Keys Indians could have easily
folded. They had every reason to be discouraged: They haven’t had a
winning season since 1994. They haven’t won a game since Sept. 16, 2011.
But these sons of immigrants, first generation Americans and football
players, never fold. Just as their parents haven’t given up on building
a good life in a sometimes inhospitable land of opportunity, so too, it
seems, these teenagers keep believing they can master a game that was
alien to them as children.