Scott Turkel raised his children in Weston. But to hundreds of Westport youngsters, he’s their beloved PAL football coach.
Michelle Titlebaum’s son Benji is a Staples High School senior. He started his career on Scott’s 3rd grade team.
His classmates — who knocked off Trumbull last Friday, with a thrilling last-minute interception — are a tight bunch. They’ve been inspired by Scott, who coached them for 2 years. He then spent the next several years coming to all their games — in plenty of sports besides football, too.
His former players always hug him. They’ll do the same this Friday (September 17). Scott will be honored at 7 p.m., before the Wreckers’ home game against St. Joseph.
He’s had health issues. But he’ll be uplifted when he sees his former players again.
They’ll have a special gift for him. Back in 3rd grade, Scott gave his players bricks, as motivational gifts. Most of those players still have theirs.
This time, they’ll give them back to Scott. No matter what the score that night, they — and he — are winners.
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