Staples High honors longtime Westport PAL football coach

The idea behind it was that flashy plays don't lead to wins, but being a good teammate and supporting the team does.

News 12 Staff

Sep 20, 2021, 10:15 PM

Updated 1,026 days ago

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After every Westport PAL youth football game, Coach Scott Turkel used to award a brick to the player who anchored the team, did their job and was a leader.
The idea behind it was that flashy plays don't lead to wins, but being a good teammate and supporting the team does.
Roles reversed Friday night when a host of Turkel's former players, now suiting up for Staples High School, awarded him with a brick during an emotional pregame ceremony. It included a video tribute.
Turkel coached PAL youth football in Westport for nearly two decades and has dealt with health issues.


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