This is not your normal Letter to the Editor, but rather a thank you to the members of this year’s varsity and JV football teams. These young men, whether they realize it or not, have brought this community together in their own way. I am, and always will be, a supporter of the Morenci football teams. I have had the pleasure of being the public address announcer for some time now, and every year it’s hard to say good-bye to the seniors. But this year’s seniors are different because most of them have been at the varsity level since their sophomore year, and some as freshmen.
These young men have set the bar high for those underclassmen who have looked up to them over the last few years. You would know this is true if you were there when the boys came off the field at Harbor Beach and looked them in the eyes and saw the passion that poured out of them and the underclassmen that stood there week after week supporting them in their efforts on the gridiron.
So to you seniors, enjoy what you did for yourself, for the community, and what you did for the future of this great football tradition in Morenci. Take your place in history as one of the best teams to play at Morenci Area Schools.
– Phil McCaskey
Morenci High School Class of 1984