by Joey Crandall

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October 10, 2012
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Football: Maintaining perspective in the face of trial

Ernie Monfiletto stood behind Rippee's Rock Friday night, his team reeling from a sequence of events that literally stole victory away from a group of kids he's watched buy into everything he's implemented since taking over the Douglas football program last January.

It's the type of moment that defines programs, coaches and character.

Adversity, after all, reveals integrity, or lack thereof, better than nearly any force on the planet.

His team had just been dealt its fourth loss in five games after opening a season so strongly that some outlets had it ranked tops among all programs in the region. …

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