Southridge learns life lesson at 2A state final

Sports

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WEHT) – Sports can deliver great moments, highlights and accolades during a season but sometimes the game acts as a teacher, and gives life lessons to the team weather you are ready for it or not. 

Southridge lost the 2A state championship to Alexandria Monroe 4-3 in one of the most soul crushing ways possible. But what happened afterwards, defines what sportsmanship is all about. 

The Raiders explain, even after living out a nightmare outcome, they have grown together and created a bond says head coach, Gene Mattingly. 

“I mean you really don’t put it into words. It’s in your gut, it hurts, it’s a knot. It’s not him, it’s not on Colson, it’s not on Patrick, you know all the guys that are hanging their heads. I get it, it’s going to hurt like crazy, and I’m glad a little bit it does, because it means you care.”

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(This story was originally published on June 19, 2019)

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