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Vince Huerta’s Final Note to Coach Brian Forrister

A note from Bandit Coach Brian Forrister that he shares receiving from Bandit Vince Huerta who joined our Lord on Friday February 8, 2013 at the age of 32:
“My Little Brother Vince Huerta wrote this note to me several months ago. It touched me then and has even greater meaning to me today. When he said “I’ll take one thing to the grave”, I could never imagine it would be this soon. My trust today and always is in my Lord Jesus Christ. He had a plan for Vince. It wasn’t my plan, it was Gods plan. While my heart is broken, I rejoice in the fact that Vince is walking on streets of gold and will forever be in Gods presence. I love you bud and will miss you always. Until we meet again Vinnie………
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
… But again, thank you…and yes, the coaching of our high school Bandit squad was the BEST! No one else could have held all of us “superstars” together to play as a unit, with the team and Bandit name brand recognition, as well as the brotherhood of being next to a handful of others whod give everything they could for the greater good of our main purposes: Having fun & Winning. From the bottom of my heart Bri, you are the best coach I ever had. And, I thank you for the sacrifices and time you dedicated to allowing us to succeed the way we did. Ill take one thing with me to the grave. No matter how much you were pressured or asked to get an All Star unit to take to the High Desert tourney, you scoffed at the nay sayers and knew you had the “perfect” team to either get blown away by some of the nation’s greatest prospects, or compete for a few wins. Little did we know, our competitiveness, talent, and luck all just came together to create that special moment for us all. Love you like an older brother Brian and I thank you for everything”.