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Condolences to John Hayes
November 23, 2007 - Neil Rudel
Heart-felt condolences to veteran Bellwood-Antis football coach John Hayes and his wife, Vicky, on the tragic loss of their son Josh, who died suddenly earlier this week.
I can not imagine the pain and grief the family is going through, let alone to be doing it while the Blue Devils are still in the playoffs.
In an article in today's Mirror, B-A assistant Nick Lovrich said it's uncertain whether Hayes will return to the sidelines for Saturday night's District 6 Class A final against Purchase Line.
Hayes has been the driving force and caretaker of one of the best small-school football programs in the state for nearly 30 years.
Here's hoping his priority right now is only what will help him and his family through the worst of times -- whether that's from the sidelines, the stands or from home.