October 26, 2011

Pondering the journey

It didn't make sense to Terry Long.

Long, the head basketball coach at Douglass High School in Oklahoma City, saw plenty of hard-luck students come and go through the doors of the inner city school. But his son, Randy Ponder, came from a stable family, went to a good school, and worked hard.

On the football field, everything came easy to Ponder. In his football future, that wasn't the case.

"Why did it happen to this kid?," Long rhetorically asked.

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