What is the purpose of high school sports? To win, or teach life lessons?
St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School senior boys’ soccer team was playing Bishop Tonnos when a dusk up ensues and both goalies are red carded which entails a one game suspension.
St. Thomas More wins and moves on in the championship.
However the referee makes a mistake and lists the substitute goalie as being suspended instead of the penalized first string goalie, as goalies do not require numbers.
This was not a questionable call on the pitch, this was a clerical mistake.
No one at St Thomas More said a word about the mistake and the suspended goalie was allowed to play in the next game he was supposed to be suspended from, while his substitute serves his penalty on the sidelines.
More wins that game and advances to the final, where they lose, to claim the silver.
That was the best the school has done, beamed coaches.
It does make one wonder if they had of been honest, if they may have won gold?
My 8 year old boy thinks so.
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