I’m writing in response to the article in last week’s paper titled “Broncs’ provincial effort fails to impress”.
As a proud parent, I traveled to Lethbridge with several other fans to support and encourage the team. The level of competition at provincials is very high. Each of the participating teams has already proven their success by winning their respective zone championships and advancing to provincials. These teams play at incredible intensity and skill levels, and any spectator should admire the talent and effort displayed by every one of the young student-athletes.
Just about any athlete has been on the losing end of a one-sided score, and it’s a tough situation to be in. However, sports enthusiasts know that the final score on a game sheet does not tell the whole story.
The Broncs came up against some very strong opponents in Lethbridge, and although they faced teams with far greater size and more experience, our boys never gave up. They fought hard for the full 40 minutes- every player, every possession, every game. The team supported each other and showed tremendous determination and sportsmanship and made their parents and fans extremely proud.
Members of this team are extremely dedicated, hardest working, loyal, respectful, responsible student athletes and young men. The Broncs and all their supporters ought to feel proud knowing that this team finished the season with a perfect 9-0 league record, an unforgettable zone championship, and a sixth place finish at the provincial championships.
Congratulations Broncs on an impressive season!
Editor’s note: We would have gladly reflected more than just the scores of the games at the provincials if our efforts to reach out to the managers and coaching staff of the Broncs team had been reciprocated.