In a small Utah town, where high school football rules, head coach Matt Labrum didn’t like what he was hearing about some of his players. They weren’t getting good enough grades, they were bullying other students, and disrespecting their teachers. So, he told all 41 players to turn in their jerseys because the entire team was suspended, and they couldn’t play again until they changed their ways and earned their way back.

After hearing a small part of the coach’s character lesson, I asked Deseret News reporter Amy Donaldson, who has been covering the story to come on my America Weekend show to flesh it out, right through last night’s game, where most (but not all) of the players returned to the field — and even some of the kids who were bullied praised what the coach had done.

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