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Carlos Ponce

I hate to see Coach Buckner go. Too many times a successful coach is only measured in wins and losses . Coach Buckner is a good decent man, a true Christian, a good role model for today's youth. As stated in the article "the team has been regularly recognized for its sportsmanship and character". That says a lot for this coach and this community. We will miss him. Good luck coach in all your future endeavors and may God Bless you and your family.

Keith Gray

I agree....

Melvin Herrmann

He is a good decent man yes, however; he was making choices that were not the best ones for the team. Instead of playing the players that were at practices and were there to play football, he was playing "daddy ball". He was playing the kids of the parents who were well known in town, had money or held some kind of position in town. Several of those boys that he kept on the sidelines had played since they were old enough to play as young boys all the way through to their Senior year and missed out on many opportunities because they were not getting to play. I hope they find someone who will do something other than "daddy ball"

Carlos Ponce

MelvinH, sometimes boys don't get play time because of attitude, lack of discipline, egotist who looked after their own stats rather than the teams overall welfare or just were not as good as their friends and family thought they were. What you describe I did not observe. I have seen football players who had played youth football and then became uncoachable in high school. "Coach can't tell ME how to play football, I KNOW how to!" Despite their potential, I would not play them with this attitude, and Santa Fe has had a number of these over the years. I don't know who you are referring to but suggest you ask someone without a horse in the race for an unbiased view. If the boy was not a starter there was probably a good reason.

Wes SF

I agree with you Melvin and am glad to see the change that needed to be made years ago. To bad it took years, losing, declining attendance and lost revenues before the political participation comes to an end. Two many kids who have now graduated and moved on lost their High School oportunities to the "system". I hope the School Board does the right thing this time and looks outside for a "Real Coach". Can't wait to renew my season tickets this year. Go Indians!.

Carlos Ponce

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