Cedarcrest coach apologizes
October 3, 2008 · Updated 1:59 AM
The following is a copy of a letter sent to the Mount Si football program.
In the C-team football game summary in the Nov. 11 issue of
the Snoqualmie Valley Record, I made reference to eight sophomores
who played in the game. I said that they could not walk and chew gum
before the game against Cedarcrest. For this and any other excuses I might
have made for your C-team beating ours, I apologize.
Players with differing skill levels will always play against one
another in all venues of our league. That is the nature of sports. A difference in
philosophies should not result in a disrespecting of those same players. All
of the Mount Si players who played in the C-squad game played hard
and played well. It is to you and your fellow teammates that I apologize
most profusely. You played well and deserve the credit for beating our team.
Period. I am not an excuse maker but more importantly, I think that you and
your coaches deserve much more respect than I gave you in the article.
Please accept my apologies and understand that I alone made the
comments without the blessings of our administration or coaching staff.
MICHAEL T. MIYOSHI
Freshman Football Coach