By Allan Jamail
HOUSTON – Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in the mid-afternoon at the GPISD football stadium, the Eastside 2021 varsity team received their championship rings. Also getting rings were others who contributed to the program’s winning season.
Players, coaches, trainers, and other associates of the football program lined up next to tables spread out over 150 feet. They were waiting with eager anticipation of opening the sealed ring boxes on the tables. No one was allowed to see their ring until Head Coach Jon Kay gave the go-ahead to open the boxes. And when he gave the word to open, loud sounds of excitement could be heard from the recipients by the crowd of spectators gathered to watch the event.