Interview with the Real-Life Stars Behind “When the Game Stands Tall”

August 26, 2014 13:10 pm · 5 comments

The movie about the De La Salle High School football team, and their historic 151 game winning streak premiered in theaters over the weekend, and Claycordian Brian Marchiano was on hand to interview the stars behind the movie, and their families.

The movie, “When the Game Stands Tall”, “centers around the true story of the De La Salle Spartans of Concord, home to perhaps the greatest dynasty in sports history. This inspirational story revolves around the high school team and its young coach Bob Ladouceur, who turned the perennial loser into a legend by launching a streak of 151 straight victories”, according to the films Director Thomas Carter II, who also directed the movie “Coach Carter”.

Brian Marchiano says “In my free time I conduct sports interviews.  I went to Blackhawk for the premiere of “When The Game Stands Tall”.  I had never been on a red carpet before so I watched Entertainment Tonight for tips.  I wish I had more time for questions.  I learned how Neil Hayes’ book became a movie,  tracked down Coach Ladouceur who also talks about lessons learned from Pat “Purple” Hayes.  David Zelon speaks about going to high school with Dana Delany, and most importantly, we heard from Landrin and Mary Kelly speak about the Terrance Kelly Youth Foundation, which is inspired by the memory of their son Terrance Kelly, who was violently gunned down in the Richmond community two days before he was to attend the University of Oregon on a scholarship, Landrin Kelly created the Terrance Kelly Youth Foundation (T.K.Y.F.).  The Foundation provides community outreach for children and youth ages 5 – 17 through a variety of cultural, educational and community outreach programs.

For more stories on De La Salle follow @DLS151 on Twitter.

Thanks to Brian for the video!

1 MonumentMan August 26, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Best movie of the year.

2 DLS Class of 94 August 27, 2014 at 7:45 AM


3 Mr. Pink August 27, 2014 at 9:52 AM

I actually didn’t care much for the movie. The message is good, but it was a little too melodramatic for me.

4 James August 27, 2014 at 12:48 PM

If only they had actually filmed it in Concord…

5 waterBoyeee August 27, 2014 at 8:59 PM

so what happens later in life to the jocks that peaked in HS? seems like they all become townies lol.

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