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In Alexandria Virginia high school football is a way of life most likely because it makes the town feel united With the stands packed full with cheering fans townspeople loose themselves and worry only for the team The patrons also find ways to get along with each other which gives the fans a feeling of being a team Football is a way of life because the Alexandria citizens eagerly await for every game night Coach Boone felt uncomfortable taking a job that was his only due to the color of his skin Boone found this unfair because he had a job stolen from him by a white coach because the other coach was white When a person is given a job strictly because of their skin color it should be considered unfair The African American citizens gathered around Coach Boones house and greeted him with applause because the black citizens of Alexandria had never had representation With a black coach the African American people believed coach Boone was their savior from discrimination Also the black townsfolk would assume that a black coach would fill the starting positions with people of color aCoach Boone took Coach Yoasts job She was upset that coach Yoast just comes into town and steals her fathers job bThe color of Boones skin Many people in Virginia especially during the 70s were very racist and this most likely influenced her feelings cCoach Boone would lose the Hall of Fame Coach Yoasts career couldnt be finalized without his name in the hall of fame records The offensive and defensive players were forced to sit together and room together because Coach Boone wanted his players both black and white to learn to respect each other The players would have to become a single unit It would be difficult but the players would have to look over skin color and learn to play football aHarsh The loud
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