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City Hallways (Dec. 3) The outtakes from the Sparks' visit

More Sparks in City Hall
Those South Park Sparks brought plenty of spark to City Hall on Wednesday. I have a story in today's paper about it, about the accolades the high school's championship football team got from  Mayor Brown and Council leaders. But as often happens, I couldn't fit everything from  the event in that article. So I thought I'd share  some of the quotes and comments that didn't make it into the story -- the outtakes, so to speak.

South District Councilman Chris Scanlon was among the officials at the event. Turns out Scanlon has known South Park coach Tim Delaney for years, and he said he wasn't surprised that Delaney's leadership would create a championship team.

Coach Delaney

Coach Tim Delaney

Scanlon then offered wisdom and praise to the young athletes, turning their victory into life lessons. As a football team, he told tfootball1(4)he players,  they made a commitment to work hard and work together.

"As a result," he told the students, "you made history."

Scanlon also told the football champs he hopes to see them back in City Hall  "next year with a back to back.

Principal Theresa Schuta also praised Delaney, saying: "The  coach and his staff turned these boys into fine young men."

In addition to heaping praise on the students, Mayor Brown gave each of the football players a couple gifts, including a pen and a Buffalo pin.

"We gave them gold City of Buffalo pins," Brown said. "We want  them to carry Buffalo in  their hearts. Each of them are in our hearts."

Brown and the Common Council also issued a proclamation declaring Dec. 2  South Park Sparks Day.

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Quarterback Tyree Brown

Quarterback Tyree Brown

 

Principal Theresa Schuta, Left, Mayor Brown, Tyree Brown, Councilman Chris Scanlon and Council President Darius Pridgen.

Principal Theresa Schuta, Left, Mayor Brown, Tyree Brown, Councilman Chris Scanlon and Council President Darius Pridgen.

Former student recognized
Mayor Brown graduated from Buffalo State College in 1983 with a degree in political science and communication. He was back at his alma mater last Friday evening when he was inducted into the Communication Department's Hall of Fame and was cited for his "Excellence in Public Communication."

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