That being said, the prejudice shown between girls and boys sports around here still blows my mind.
Saks High School should step up and do the same thing it would do if the football team would ever win a state title. Since I played girls sports at Saks in the late ’70s/early ’80s, it is sad to see there is still not much difference in the recognition girls sports get — from any school and the public as a whole.
I think it’s awesome what Oxford’s boys did, but how many congratulations have I heard on the radio to the Saks girls? Myself, none.
If a sin is sin, then prejudice is prejudice, and it’s a shame that in more than 20 years since I played, not much has changed. Girls work just as hard, probably harder, than do boys in sports, and it shouldn’t matter if it’s a football team or a chess team. All those kids deserve the same and equal attention.
So, congratulations to Oxford’s boys, but way to go, Lady Wildcats! You made this Saks alumna and ex-softball player very proud.