A knee for Brodie Mc­Carthy

Journal Pioneer - - ISLAND NEWS -

Westisle Com­pos­ite High School rugby play­ers “take a knee” Mon­day as a sign of re­spect for a Mon­tague Re­gional High School stu­dent who died Sun­day. Brodie Mc­Carthy sus­tained a head in­jury dur­ing a game Fri­day in the David Voye Memo­rial rugby tour­na­ment in Sum­mer­side. “I needed to do some­thing,” Westisle rugby coach Randy Harper, who started his teach­ing ca­reer at Mon­tague High, said of his de­ci­sion to ask the Westisle rugby teams to take a knee. When a player goes down to in­jury dur­ing a game, play­ers on both teams take a knee un­til the mat­ter is re­solved. Harper said the Westisle play­ers “were very ea­ger to do some­thing to show their sup­port.”

RANDY HARPER PHOTO

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