A different kind of football awards banquet

When Estancia High Assistant Principal Dr. David Martinez quoted LL Cool J during his welcoming speech I knew I was in for something different at the Eagles football brunch Saturday morning.

"When adversity strikes, that's when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on."

— LL Cool J

Letter to the Editor

Our family, the Kapkos, is overwhelmed with loss. We want nothing more than to see Brian again. We long for that phone call that will never come, the deep soulful voice we will never hear. My brother and I will never get to buy him that first legal beer. It’s still difficult to talk about him in the past tense, but alas that (and our memories) is all we have.

Bubba’s untimely, sudden death has left a void in so many lives. But more importantly, and more powerful than that void, Brian’s story has inspired many to change their lives for the better. The stories his friends tell me make me so proud to be his brother. I will always be moved by his unmatched compassion and understanding for everyone he met.