I have to say it has been a great honor to be a part of the Billings West High football program. All too often the emphasis is put on the win-loss record. I know all the players left it all on the field Friday night.
I, for one, could not be prouder of each and every one of them. However, it is their actions and character off of the field that needs to be recognized and acknowledged. This is an incredible group of young men.
Many have been playing together since Little Guy Football. Some 60 or so started out as freshmen, and now the majority of those same kids (and their younger teammates) just played for the state championship.
The game came and went, but the friendships and lessons will last a lifetime. It's not just about the players, but this was an amazing group of parents as well. The high character of each and every one of these fine young men is a testament to their parents and their efforts to be involved.
Thanks to all. I'm proud to have shared the ride with you. Boys, go forth now and continue the journey to success. You are well on your way! Believe and you can achieve!