(Mr. COHEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. Speaker, this weekend many of us watched the Oscars, and among the winners of an Oscar was a documentary film called ``Undefeated.''
``Undefeated'' was about a football team at Manassas High School in Memphis, Tennessee, and a gentleman named Bill Courtney, who was a volunteer coach there. He went to Manassas during their 2009 2010 season to try to help the kids, help them get through and have a better life. It's in a tough part of the city--a lot of poverty and a lot of one-parent households and a lot of things to overcome.
They had a football player named O.C. Brown, who was an outstanding offensive tackle. He got a scholarship eventually, because of this, to go to Southern Mississippi. He's a great ball player. Coach Courtney worked with him and others to make sure that he got an opportunity to advance.
It's a lot like ``The Blind Side,'' except that it was a story about Coach Courtney and O.C. Brown of Manassas. It won an Oscar, and it deserved it. It's about people not giving up and making a success of things. In just under half a semester, O.C. Brown was able to achieve a 3.0 grade point average and get that scholarship at Southern Mississippi.
Manassas High School is filled with talented young people. We wish them good luck.
This hat belonged to Isaac Hayes, a proud alumnus of Manassas High School.
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