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September 11, 2013

Winning isn’t everything for EFJH

FAIRMONT — Hall of Fame football coach Vincent Lombardi probably wouldn’t get along very well with East Fairmont Junior High coach Mike Ridgeway.

It was Lombardi who famously said, “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.”

Ridgeway, in his third season with the Bees, doesn’t see it the same way.

After a one-win season last year, Ridgeway is putting an emphasis on improvement, fundamentals and hard work when he opens the year against North Marion at 6 p.m. today at East-West Stadium.

“My goal is never to win or lose games. Of course we want to win,” Ridgeway said.

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