“There’s no quit in Josh, no quit in any of these kids. This is what Dave is beginning to see about this team.” (193.)
This quote is significant to Eagle Blue in several ways. One way it is significant is because it continues to show the emerging themes of hard work, dedication and perseverance. It implies this because the quote says that nobody quits. The fact that the kids play hard until the end of the game, and never give up, shows that they really do want to win, and this is what they love to do. Another way this quote is significant to Eagle Blue is because it shows that the coach is getting to know his team’s work ethic a little better, as well as the personalities of all the players. The knowledge of the work ethic etc, helps Dave to connect with the kids and trust that they will work their hardest one hundred percent of the time. An example of when this would happen in my life is when I am working on homework and trying to get good grades. Most of my teachers know that I always try my hardest to do quality work, do well on tests, and get good grades. I do whatever it takes to get my work done, whether that means staying up late, getting up early, or going in to get some extra help. An example of never giving up in the society I live in is when people go to work. They go to work to earn a living. Most people will do whatever it takes to make money to support a family, have a house to live in, and food to eat.