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Thursday afternoon football

Someone on Mary M. Knight's six-man football team must have missed a block because his teammate yelled at him after the play was whistled dead.

"Jiminy Christmas!" the teammate hollered. "Are you scared of him?"

I laughed. "Jiminy Christmas!" That's a weird oath for a teen to use in the year 2021. What else lives in that boy's vocabulary? "Ye gods?" "By crikey?"

That comment carried easily across to the sidelines and across Mary M. Knight's football field, a field bordered on three sides by forest, during last Thursday's game between the Owls and the team from the Washington School for the Dea...


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