The article by Chris Dufresne entitled "High School Football: Good Even When Bad" (Sept. 21) apparently was intended to extol the virtues of high school football. What it actually did was belittle the efforts of some fine young athletes and criticize almost everyone connected with the game. Dufresne may be a sensitive and perceptive individual but neither attribute was reflected in his article.
Perhaps we shouldn't tell him that his comment "this would be the lousiest game Orange County football had to offer on a Friday night" just might be offensive to parents, students and teachers of the schools involved.
Perhaps we shouldn't tell him that the Pacific Coast League schools that he dismisses for "their wayward programs with sagging lineman and enrollments" have won a majority of their nonleague games.
Perhaps we shouldn't tell him that the public address announcer's comment that "a tackle was made by a whole lotta fellas," which Dufresne finds so comical, was identical to that made by a network commentator on an NFL game last Sunday.