Detroit Catholic Central High School students and alumni love the school, and the football parents love and support their Shamrocks. While the team played on the field, Patch went into the stands to tell the stories of the parents who help make everything possible.
Name: Linda Stuessy
What has it taken to play in the state finals? "I'd say it's pretty much taken all that he has. He's really excited and happy to be here, but the team has had to learn from some hard lessons. Those losses have made it a long road to get to Ford Field."
How does football help a parent? "It's just another way of teaching some very valuable skills, like the importance of bouncing back and learning from a tough loss and being a part of a great team."
What are your son's plans after graduation? "He'll study medicine at Wisconsin."
Check out other Shamrocks in the Crowd:
- 'There's Only One Game'
- Shamrocks All About Perseverance
- Thinking of Sal Cipriano
- It's What You Don't Do Wrong
- Always Been the Underdogs
- 'It's About the Team'
To read more about these dedicated parents, check out the Shamrocks in the Crowd on Patch.