I would like to take this opportunity to give the Bexley community and especially the Bexley High School students some much deserved recognition. Both the girls and boys soccer teams had a tremendous season and tournament run this fall and deserve all the accolades they have received for the hard work they put in. However, there are countless other students who made this a magical fall for athletics at Bexley with their hard work and many of them are not fall athletes at all.

I would like to take this opportunity to give the Bexley community and especially the Bexley High School students some much deserved recognition. Both the girls and boys soccer teams had a tremendous season and tournament run this fall and deserve all the accolades they have received for the hard work they put in. However, there are countless other students who made this a magical fall for athletics at Bexley with their hard work and many of them are not fall athletes at all.

I can almost bet if you ask a Bexley soccer player to name their teammates, at least half of them would include the cheering section as one. The sight of the student section at many of the games this fall, and especially in the tournament, was fabulous and at times unbelievable. The sense of community that could be felt during the games was what high school is supposed to be about. It didn't matter whether they were a freshman, senior, an athlete, musician or both, they were yelling, singing, cheering, jumping and playing drums, all to support their classmates on to victory. Yes, there was an occasional questionable cheer or chant, but overall the students conducted themselves with honor, class and all out enthusiasm.

Not only did Bexley students bring spirit in a very large way, but they also showed heart and compassion to and for their fellow students. It was outstanding to see the fans who stuck around after both the wins and inevitably the losses to show support. I know this fall will be a time the players will always remember, and a great deal of that has to do with the amazing fans. The Bexley fans have now set a standard, which hopefully will carry on for all sports, and all years.