Sunday, September 27, 2015
The Truth: Loss Of DHS Football Has Hurt Our Town In Many Ways
Earlier this weekend, we posted the following commentary on our Facebook page:
"For 64 years -- for adults and students -- it was tradition to meet up at Joe's Place to socialize and grab a bite to eat. The loss of DHS football in Dorchester has hurt our community in the areas of economics and camaraderie."
We received a rather direct e-mail in response telling us that the Times should be more supportive of the Dorchester students who are playing this season for the Milford-Dorchester cooperative team.
The truth is, we couldn't be more supportive of our current DHS kids, or more proud. And we are grateful the Milford community and MHS administration have welcomed Dorchester student athletes with open arms.
But the truth still stands: Dorchester has been hurt in multiple ways by the loss of its Friday night lights at Nerud Field.
Think of Dorchester's main street and how it should be lined with cars following a home game -- and how much money that used to bring to town. Moreover, think of the friendships -- among fellow parents and school staff and even visitors -- that were created and strengthened by football Fridays hosted by our village.
Most importantly, think of the special bond between the students who wore the school colors and played hard for a common cause.
That's what we support. And it's what we miss.