Last night I attended the Crescenta Valley High School junior varsity football game, the first since the passing of longtime Coach Gordon Warnock.
All the players wore black bands, and some had written his initials on taped limbs in memory of their coach. It was nice to see these young men honor their coach with such love and affection.
I sat with many of the team members as the beginning of the varsity game approached. There was the usual banter of teenagers at a high school football game, but once the announcer started to read a biography of the well-known coach, their loud conversation turned to respectful silence as they listened to the life of one of the most loved men in the Crescenta Valley.