‘It’s about commitment’

After winning their first Division I state championship, the Sussex Central High School football team was honored at the Dec. 17 Indian River School District school board meeting. ‘They’re pretty special,’ head coach John Wells said of his players. ‘When these guys were in eighth grade … that goal was already in their mind, and they knew I was driving for it.’Four years later, the team beat the private Salesianum School for the trophy. ‘It’s about commitment. These guys are community,’ Wells said. ‘The trophy’s only a symbol [of] the hard work and dedication these guys put forth.’