It unfolded in dramatic fashion. With just seconds left the score tied, a 36 yard pass caught, making the Newtown Night Hops state champions. A big win on a day that carries too many painful memories. Exactly seven years ago 20 young children and six others lost their lives at Sandy Hook elementary. Many at the game wore green in their honor. On the field saturday several players who had once attended Sandy Hook elementary. Ben Pinto, a linebacker, lost his little brother Jack in the shooting.
Jack was only six but loved football. His face painted here with the New York Giants logo. He was even buried in the team's jersey. On saturday night his big brother helped bring home their first championship since 1992. The kids had a tremendous year and football and general sports in general had the ability to bring people together. It's just the elation that we felt, emotional relation was just incredible. For a community that suffered so much. A unifying moment that deliverd joy.
I think we need to improve our educational system in general.
We should bring together the departments so that we're all singing from the same hymn sheet.