Team sports in high school can solve a lot of society’s ills. Belonging to a team can give students a sense of belonging , purpose, and the competition that serve them later in life. It can also heal a community like Alquippa, PA.
In honor of Sports Illustrated’s 60th anniversary, SI.com is republishing, in full, 60 of the best stories ever to run in the magazine’s history. Today’s selection is on a small Western Pennsylvania mill town that, after five decades of economic decline and racial conflict, found unity and hope on the football field.
This is an impressive read by S.L. Price of SI.