…But don’t forget, men — we’re gonna get ‘em on the run, we’re gonna go, go, go, go! — and we aren’t going to stop until we go over that goal line! And don’t forget, men — today is the day we’re gonna win. They can’t lick us — and that’s how it goes… The first platoon men — go in there and fight, fight, fight, fight, fight! What do you say, men! Knute Rockne, Notre Dame.
We can’t pep up a team at KPGFootball as well as the late Knute Rockne. What we can say is you’re about to experience something which will be one of the crowning achievements of a young man’s Kentucky high school football career. You will put on the Blue today and battle for the honor of Kentucky against your Tennessee counterparts.
You are earning your stripes. From this day forward you forever will be sewn into, and made an indelible part of, the fabric of the Brotherhood. No matter what else you do in Kentucky, you will be, at least partly, identified as a member of the Kentucky Future Stars.
A former Kentucky Future Star and two-time captain told us this, “A Kentucky Future Star is forever my brother. It is a brotherhood every Kentucky football player desperately wants to join. If you don’t play for the Kentucky Future Stars you are forever on the outside of this Brotherhood looking in. My very best friends across the commonwealth of Kentucky are Kentucky Future Stars. We know each other everywhere we camp, everywhere we play.”
We will leave you with this Kentucky and it comes principally from William Shakespeare’s speech on St. Crispin’s Day from his play, Henry V. In Act IV, it is said…
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in [Kentucky] now a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us [today against Tennessee].
Men, win this game. Fight until you can not stand anymore. Give every ounce of effort and courage you possess then find some in reserve. Go in there and fight, fight, fight, men. What do you say, men!
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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