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The Best Of John's Journal From 2020-21/ No. 4: The Most Important Play Of The Year

Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2021 - 11:37 AM

The No. 4 story among my Top 10 John’s Journal entries from 2020-21 is really special because it epitomizes the beauty of friendship and inclusiveness. Brody Larson, a member of the Class of 2021 at LeRoy-Ostrander High School, wore a football uniform for the first time and saw action on the field for the first time on Senior Night last fall. At 4 feet, 4 inches tall and 86 pounds, Brody became the biggest name in the game.

Wearing the same No. 28 jersey that his father wore when he played for the LeRoy-Ostrander Cardinals in 2003, Brody scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion.

Here’s an excerpt …

Brody is a survivor, an inspiration. And we need him, his teammates and their spirit and togetherness right now.

“In today’s world of negativity and all these things going on, I tell our boys all the time, ‘You’ve got to understand what we truly have. Brody got the short end of the straw,’ ” said LeRoy-Ostrander coach Trevor Carrier. “ ‘You’ve got to appreciate what you have and Brody epitomizes that.’ Everyone loves him. He makes you smile.”

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