DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Freddie James is rooting for South Oak Cliff such as you wouldn’t imagine, however needs to make clear the concept this may very well be Dallas ISD’s first state soccer title in over 60 years.
“South Oak Cliff would be the first staff in the event that they win this coming weekend since 1958,” James stated. “Individuals can say what they wanna say, however we all know who gained the state championship in 1988.”
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James coached that Dallas Carter Excessive staff which some regard as the most effective to ever play.
Resulting from an ineligible participant, that title was stripped away.
To today, he questions “why do they take that away from us two years after we had gained it?”
That magical 12 months worn out of the UIL file books. however the delight, recollections and state championship medal stay with Freddie James.
His former gamers usually name him and say “we have been the most effective staff that ever got here by means of Dallas. They by no means will neglect it..”
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Right here we’re in 2021 with Duncanville coach Reggie Samples, a graduate of South Oak Cliff, making an attempt to win his first state title in 6A.
In 5A, South Oak Cliff coach Jason Todd goes for his first as properly.
James hopes each are celebrated as nice coaches not nice African American coaches.
He says he doesn’t “use the phrase black or white.” “I don’t imagine in that. I’m colour blind.”
Freddie, who prided himself on instructing children classes on soccer and life, says he would give all of the DFW younger males enjoying on championship weekend one message earlier than kickoff.
“Play the most effective sport you may play. Don’t be afraid, and don’t be afraid of creating errors.”
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That from a person who’s been there and executed that.