Osgood Journal Sports
July 21, 2009

"Matt-itude" becomes the
SR Raider soccer team battle cry

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

Coach Matt Obendorf often reminded his players that hard work with purpose goes hand in hand. That to excel at anything one must believe first in himself, and that success only happens when you individually work as a team and truly believe in each other.
Attitude, that was but one of the positive attributes the former SRHS Head Soccer Coach Matt Obendorf brought on the field to his team, be it for practice, during a scrimmage or in a contested season game.
With the untimely passing of Coach Matt Obendorf, this season's team has put that drive back into their game plan with the use of Matt and attitude to form "Matt-itude."
Practice jerseys display the phrase and the team's uniforms are expected to have a ribbon added to them to help remind them of the many things the former coach has meant to them and the sport of soccer at South Ripley.
South Ripley will field a girls team as well again this season and they too have been working hard to prepare.