Northridge junior Tom Morrison was quoted, “We said a prayer thanking God for the opportunity we had to play. Tanner Farmwald (NorthWood senior) initiated it.” Northridge coach Ronnie Thomas explained that many of the members of these rival teams are friends from playing AAU basketball together.
We love to praise athletes at all levels in our society for their agility, brawn, intelligence and winning records. But I want to praise Tanner Farmwald, Tom Morrison and their teammates for rising above the nastiness that can pollute sports and for taking a stand for their faith in a public place. I also want to go on record as one who is incredibly grateful to live in a country where we don’t fear for our lives if people know we are Christians. Remain bold, young men, even when your faith comes under attack.
— Sarah J. Yoder