I was an innovator at the time, but never cashed in on the opportunity — the story of my life, I suppose.

The cell phone rang and, after a brief struggle to remove it from my cargo pocket, a quick glance showed it to be good friend Jim Zirkle.

It’s not without irony that two beloved Bradford High School football coaches, who led the Owls for 26 consecutive seasons, passed away within five months of each other, both at age 83.

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