OSD coach Tommy Varner the face of the program...
By Robert Przybylo
My mini-vacation is almost up, but I wanted to mention a couple of things on Sunday’s story on the Oklahoma School for the Deaf football team.
Really enjoyed working on this story. As the interviews progressed, there were more and more layers to everything, and you see just how much coach Tommy Varner has meant to the kids and to the school.
Ironically, despite reaching the national eight-man deaf school championship game, it was a loss to Maud (a Class C playoff team) that made OSD realize it belonged:
We challenged them all night. It was a great feeling. We had a lot of balance, and they knew they were in for a fight. It gave us a lot of confidence about our abilities.” – Jacob Walden
For the story on the OSD program, go here.
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