Monday, July 13, 2009

Whaley Park Revisited


A drive up Franklin Avenue to Whaley Park can be a sobering experience these days. The St. Mary's football team used to jog up Franklin in full pads for football practice. The Wildcats also played their home games at the park. This was where Coach Sam Isaac held sway. It's good to know the goal posts are still standing, even if one of the crossbars is made out of yellow twine.

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