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49ers legend appears as reward for Tigers' undefeated season

SEBASTOPOL - The principal wants to see you.

A high school kid doesn't want to hear that, anymore more than hearing your mother wants to give you a big hug in front of the entire student body.

That message went out Monday morning at Analy High School. Principal Chris Heller sent out call slips to every player on the football team. Be at the gym at 11 a.m. Attendance is mandatory. No reason was given.

"I know they were thinking they did something wrong," Heller said. "When I got to the gym, before I said anything, they started clapping. I'm guessing they were trying to soften me a little, butter me up."

Heller didn't even tell Analy coach Dan Bourdon why he should be there. Be there, Dan. We're going to talk about logistics for the next game (the NCS semifinal Friday against El Cerrito).

"How long is the meeting?" Bourdon asked.

"About an hour," Heller said.

An hour? Bourdon thought. For logistics? Logistics for what? To launch an invasion? Of El Cerrito? I'm not an infantry officer.

"Relax, you did nothing wrong," Heller told he kids. "But there will be a very special person talking about motivation and inspiration and preparedness."

And with that, Joe Montana walked into the gym. To silence.


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