I got this today from a blog I frequent and it is a pretty cool story. John MacArthur is a pastor from California that I respect and listen to on the radio and read his books (see “Six Degrees of Separation” from my January archives). The radio station is a huge Clear Channel talk station in Southern California. The rest of this post is from that blog:
Some facts about this story before you listen:
- Johnny MacArthur is John MacArthur’s eldest grandson. He’s a high-school senior this year and a scratch golfer with a full-ride golf scholarship to Pepperdine next year.
- Johnny is a senior, playing football for the first time in his high-school career. Of course, many well-meaning friends and conservative grown-ups advised him not to go out for football because of the risk of an injury that could jeopardize his scholarship. He tried out and made the team anyway.
- Hart and Canyon High Schools have one of the fiercest rivalries ever in US high-school football. Johnny plays for Hart High School. Canyon was last year’s state champ in football.
- There was a terrible truck accident that occurred in the Newhall Pass on I-5 Friday night.
Listen to the sound file: http://www.spurgeon.org/~phil/sounds/providence.mp3
Listen to that clip first (and stay with it all the way to the end), lest the ending be spoiled for you. But then here’s a video of the final moments of the game.