John Shacklett: “Last year, two of the four kids we had signed — Teddy Lawrence and Tommy Bennett — could’ve gone anywhere. Notre Dame...name it, anywhere. It was a zoo. You’d walk in here and see seven schools camped out waitin’ t’ talk to ’em."
“One of our students, a tenth-grade boy, committed suicide right after New Year’s. On that first Friday back, a 15-year-old boy collapsed on the P.E. field — an aneurysm or stroke — and lost his breathing capacity.”