There is also a gymnasium at T. The irony is that the T. I don't know if Gerry's attitude and his association with his friends had anything to do with it. The last winning season was 1995 and the last trip to the state playoffs was in 1990. Bertier frequented the spinal cord injury wards of local hospitals to help them with their acceptance of the injury and eventually their rehabilitation. Certainly, no divisive factor other than race could find any support in the general community.
Many believe that the movie Remember the Titans failed to accurately depict the true significance of his talent. I guess Disney, being the family movie production company that it is, felt that to depict a toilet stool coming through your window was a bit much. While the 1971 Titans had 38 white players and 31 blacks, the 2001 Titans had 36 black players and only 6 white. Were the Titans often the underdogs, as the film implies? Lastik had lived in an integrated section of the city and got on well with black kids. Suggested Response: There is no right answer.
After a victory in one big game, Coach Boone chartered a plane for the team's trip home. I don't like to look like I only have one daughter. I wish she had spent any time with my children. During our investigation into the Remember the Titans true story, we confirmed that Titan quarterback Ronnie Bass did come from California, but portraying him as a long-haired hippie is a bit of an exaggeration. In Real Life: Sunshine had been in Alexandria, Va. Campbell and Bertier's mother remained friends after Bertier died.
As stated on the '71 Titans website, many of the players were stopped by the nurses at the desk on the floor of the intensive care unit. In the movie, Coach Boone tells his team that 50,000 men died during the Battle of Gettysburg. In Real Life: Didn't happen. The majority of the Titan players in the film are based on real people see the Titans team photo below. Suggested Response: There is no correct answer to this question. Bertier had excelled in the shot put while in high school.
Theirs was not the only new friendship. This was part of his effort to unite them. Despite this injury, Bertier remained an active , participating in the and winning multiple , including a gold in shot-put. In Reel Life: It's implied that the Titans were underdogs. Suggested Response: only the first item is a right answer; the others can vary : 1 sportsmanship the ethical principles of ; 2 commitment to the team; 3 commitment to win; 4 hard work and perseverance; 5 striving to win while accepting loss. Gerry strived to help make the world accessible to the disabled. As Yoast recognized by the end of the season, Boone was the right man for the job.
She goes over to his house to watch game films and becomes friends with his daughter. Williams in 1973 and played for Ferrum Junior College after high school. The story of what happened to the Titans in the 1990s shows that if a community doesn't have a plan in place and isn't willing to work hard to keep integration functioning, the community will become resegregated. In 1971 there were race riots in several U. It was just a case of players who didn't want to lose their starting spots.
Their friendship was one of the key factors in bringing the team together and lasted throughout their lives. These help people to celebrate and adjust to the rights and duties of their new situation in life. In Real Life: As screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard knew, the conflict among the coaches wasn't primarily about race; it was about ego and ambition. Bertier lost control of the Camaro and crashed. It was later determined to be caused by a mechanical failure in the motor mount of the engine. In Reel Life: Before the first game against Haywood, Boone throws up.
One of them is Sunshine, the nickname for long, blonde-locked quarterback Ronnie Bass. Gerry and Julius were friends just like many of the other players were friends. In Reel Life: At the start of camp, the team is clearly divided by race, and there's diminishing racial conflict throughout most of the season. C Williams High School football banquet, where he had been honored with the Most Valuable Defensive Player Award. There is no one ritual and its value can depend upon whether the team wins or loses, whether the team is well managed or not, whether there is cheating or steroid use, etc.
For Coach Boone, the first black head coach of an integrated team representing the best players in the entire city, this pressure was extreme. Driving alone, his southbound 1980 Oldsmobile collided with a northbound car, which crossed over the center line on Route 20 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Williams coach Herman Boone, who was played by Washington, told The Post about his former player. I tore up the petition, told them they didn't want to give up football their senior year. What other activities can help people overcome their differences and begin working together? The scenes of the demonstrations are fictional, the filmmakers' way of showing racial tension. Things quieted down pretty quickly, though, according to the Titans' Web site.