Since March, “06880” has been blogging about Westport: people, places, past, present, future — whatever comes across our computer.
Although our day job is as Staples soccer coach, we haven’t blogged about the Wreckers.
Yesterday afternoon, Staples won the 12th state championship in the program’s 51-year history. The score was 4-0 over New Milford — the Wreckers’ most decisive final win ever. The team’s 22 wins set a school record. Even a non-soccer fan can tell this is a special group of young men.
We would like to blog about them: how they played with such passion and joy, loving (almost) every second they were on the field.
How they understood their history — that hundreds of people helped get them here — while at the same time realizing they are inspiring future generations of young Westport soccer players.
How they embraced their fans, rushing onto the Staples hill and into the stands at away games, thanking their friends and parents and siblings and random alumni for coming out to support them.
We would like to blog about all this, but we are exhausted. We celebrated with our players, then went home to answer 200+ emails, and talk to reporters, and update our other website, StaplesSoccer.com, and do all the other coaching tasks that this weekend are particularly fun to do.
So we will not blog about this. Instead we will show photos of the match. We will be back tomorrow with our regularly scheduled blog.
PS: If you see a Staples soccer player, tell him “well done.”