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Nov. 20, 2012 @ 06:48 AM

HHS did great job with visiting team

I had never been to Huntington in my life. Suffice to say, I had not been to Huntington High School. Needless to say, I, and the entire Morgantown High School football family for that matter, were very impressed from start to finish.

When we arrived, we were greeted and escorted to our locker room. Huntington High greatly assisted our student managers haul our training equipment and water, etc. We then realized we had left our sideline kicking net in Morgantown. One of our assistants asked Huntington High officials if they had an extra, and they were gracious to allow us to borrow their old one.

We were greeted by Coach Seals and Mr. Senior, the head coach and athletic director. What a breath of fresh air. There was not any uncomfortable, I-have-to-greet-the-opposition, small talk. We had a 30-minute conversation. We were joined by other members of Huntington's staff. Both schools had winning on their mind. We wanted to beat them and they wanted to beat us. That is sports. You would not have guessed that from our red-carpet treatment.

Following the game, in which sportsmanship was abundant, Coach Seals mixed both teams together and blessed the night in prayer, praised God for safety within the game and blessed all parties for safe travels. Hardly what you expect from a coach that was just eliminated from the playoffs. By what I saw from all at Huntington High all night, I was not surprised.

All members of the Huntington High School community should stick out their chest and be proud of the direction provided by Coach Seals for the football program and the direction and vision provided by Mr. Senior. I hope to become regular opponents and friends with Huntington High.

John Bowers

Morgantown High

Head Football Coach

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