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Prayer and football inseparable

A New Jersey high school football coach quit because he couldn't lead his team in prayer. Admirable, perhaps -- but hopefully he reconsiders.

Updated: October 26, 2005, 4:34 PM ET
By Bruce Deckert | Special to Page 2

When a high-school football story from East Brunswick, N.J., becomes a front-page headline on ESPN.com, the hook clearly goes beyond football.

In this case, the story is tied to the tension that can arise when football, faith and a valued American principle share the same locker room.

Here's what happened (per the Associated Press): Coach Marcus Borden resigned after 20-plus years at the helm of East Brunswick High football because school officials told him he could no longer ...

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