To better understand how life can be unfair – even when prepared for otherwise – Lincoln High football coach Jon Kitna spoke of a Bible passage than he shared with his son, Jordan.
It comes from the book of Proverbs.
“To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the reply of the tongue.”
Jordan Kitna, a ninth grader for the Abes who prepared all spring and summer to be the starting quarterback for the varsity, will not get that chance this season.
Last Thursday, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced its decision to uphold the West Central District eligibility committee’s Aug. 22 ruling that Kitna not be granted a transfer waiver to play varsity athletics at Lincoln for 2012-13.
Instead this season, the teenager will have to play for the junior varsity or ninth-grade team in any sport.
“He (Jordan) has handled it well because he likes this freshman class that he is with, and they get to stay together … but it has been hard on him,” Jon Kitna said after practice Wednesday. “He was over here with me every single day from February through May working out, making the sacrifice to come over here.”