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Editorial: My Days As A Cardinal

Discipline, respect and strength. All these things I learned as an Elmont Cardinal playing football in the Nassau County Youth Football League (NCYFL). The memories are cherished; the long hot two-a-day practices were not, but in the end were well worth it. I got to play with my friends, which is always to be desired.

I had the “pleasure” of being coached by my dad when I was 9 years old. It’s safe to say he had a lot of “fun” with me that year being able to scream at me and not incur the wrath of my mother. In the end, we all need a kick in the behind especially if you’re trying to run away from a defensive lineman.

—RF