"There are all kinds of things to be concerned with about Williamstown," St. Marys coach Jodi Mote said.
That week happened to be the time frame when Mote
suffered a stroke and was released from the hospital in time to watch the game on television.
"When I was released from the hospital, I told my doctor that I can go to the game, right?
said nope, that I was watching the game on TV," Mote
returned to the team the following week and for St. Marys' next game, which was homecoming night against Calhoun County at Imlay Field.
called plays from the press box before returning home at halftime and the Blue Devils comfortably in front, 46-0.
At this point of the season, Mote
is a permament fixture on the sidelines on game days.
Once the football season is over, he
will return to his
duties as the St. Marys High School
At the first of the year, he
will start out with half-days.
On Jan. 12, he
undergoes surgery to close off a hole in his
"Reaching the state championship has been a blessing because it has helped me focus on football and not about what has to be done in January," Mote