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U.S. Grant High School football coach fighting losing battle for his players

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Published: January 8, 2013

Welde has heard that many times — get better. Those who make that argument, he wrote to the OSSAA in a letter The Oklahoman published Sunday, ought to spend time a little time at Grant. “It would serve our kids and our community to create an environment of competitive fairness that will encourage students at Grant to run toward after school athletics instead of running away from it.”

His letter won't change the board's mind, but it's a powerful testimonial to the challenges Grant's football coaches face. Their victories aren't reflected on the scoreboard, but a fighting chance at a few of those wins once in a while would be nice.