The student athletes who bleed green and silver playing for the Eastside Eagles football team are proving that axiom wrong.
This year the Eagles made a run for the state championship that featured grit, heart and determination.
About the only thing they did wrong this year was to lose a coin toss that sent them on a five-hour drive to the coast to play in a torrential, cold rainstorm against the top rated team in their division.
In spite of that, they gave everything they had to the Cairo Syrupmakers, who most likely will move on to become the state champions.
The community enthusiasm caused by the team's effort this year also has been exciting.
The pride they brought to their fellow students will endure until next year when the mighty Eagles of Eastside try again for that championship trophy.