Don’t criticize; get behind the Comets

To the editor:

I believe this is only the second time in my life that I have written a letter to the editor (I am 74). To say that I was appalled regarding the letter “Can’t be proud of that” in the Nov. 2 issue would be putting it mildly.

We have six children that have graduated from the Amherst Schools, and so far three grandchildren, with more to come. We are vested in Amherst. I was also at the Avon Lake game, as well as some of the other games this year. I will agree that the band was absolutely wonderful — it always is! However, to pick apart and degrade these boys who go out there week after week is simply not fair. Could they have done better? I don’t know, I am not an expert. Do they wish they could? I’m sure they do. I find it hard to believe they would go out on the field with the intent to make as many mistakes as possible. These boys spend a tremendous amount of time in practice and playing the actual games. They give up time that they might be doing something else in order to play football and work hard to be a credit to their school. It’s been a difficult few years for the team; however, we should not trample on them when they’re down.

I wonder what the letter-writer would have to say about the Cleveland Browns, who get paid many millions of dollars and yet frequently fail to perform their tasks (and I really like the Browns).

Let us all get behind our children and the many outlets that are available in the Amherst Schools and encourage them to do their very best and support them when things don’t turn out the way they or we would like.

Sheila M. Montgomery