Sports

Great Quote From A Great Game

Camas knocked off Shorecrest in boys soccer Saturday, 1-0 in a Class 3A state quaterfinal game. Usually when Camas wins a soccer game, it’s not newsworthy, but this was different.

Shorecrest entered the contest with 39 straight wins, a state title from last year, and the No. 1 ranking. So, yeah, this was a big deal. But more important than a victory for Camas is that the game resulted in the quote of the year, from Shorecrest’s Michael Harris:

“We came out and played hard, but they just had that extra little bit of charisma. I think that was the main difference. To be honest, I think the best team won today.”

At least that’s what he told The Seattle Times.

To be honest, I think the best team won today. How often do we hear that from a losing team? How often does an athlete or coach give props to their opponent, instead of talking about what they did wrong or how they should have won or how they were the victims of their own mistakes? To be honest, I think the best team won today.

Kudos to Michael Harris. Congratulations on an incredible 39-game winning streak, and on reacting gracefully when it ended.