Columns & Opinions
October 14, 2022
Once upon a Kneejerk
The members of the Miami Wardogs and McLain Titans football teams were at midfield shaking hands. Miami had just won a hotly contested district football game 19-18. It appeared as congenital as a post-game ceremony can be.
The gunshot was barely audible on the video. Players and fans alike scattered. Fear seemed to leap from my television. Announcers expressed their confusion.
Just beyond the football field, near the tennis courts, a seventeen-year-old boy died. Even now, that is difficult to writ...