WINSLOW TWP. – It was 2:24 on the scoreboard.

The St. Joseph Academy football team was trailing 42-17 in Winslow City when a timeout was called Wednesday night.

The Wildcats’ season and legendary coach Paul Sack’s career with the program was coming to an end.

His players knelt as they received their final training session. Sacco, who had lived what he called “one of the hardest days of my life,” went around the circle and tapped each of them on the helmet. In the most difficult times, Saka did what he always did, he supported his children.

“I’m glad I was with them,” said Sacco, who planned to leave in the summer before agreeing to coach one final season at the program synonymous with his name. “It was a great experience in St. Joe. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

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