Saturday, November 8, 2003

Hard work and persistence overcome language barrier on DuPont-Tyler Middle School football team

"Many on the team, including several Hispanic youths and one from Sweden, were rookies strapping on their pads for the first time ever."

"The language barrier caused some confusion at times, 'but we got through it,' Sawyers said. 'They're just a great bunch of kids. Win or lose, we were having a great time.'"

"Sawyers, who has coached middle school football for more than a decade, said his players learn some important lessons through football %u2014 discipline, teamwork and camaraderie, to name a few."

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