I am a Twenhofel parent as well as the wife of one of the assistant coaches. I am also a healthcare professional. The young man in question was vomiting on the field during play, as well as on the sidelines. He would walk off the field and vomit, not even able to stand up. This happened several times. Right before the end of the second quarter the trainer escorted him to the locker room. However he returned for the third quarter, and continued to vomit on the field. Twenhofel's coaches refused to continue the game until he changed his uniform. It had nothing to do with the fact that we were losing. Ludlow is a great team having a great season. We expected to lose that game, especially considering that was Twenhofel's 6/7th grade team playing against a lot of 8th graders. After much discussion between the coaches, the player's jersey was changed on the sidelines from #40 to #54. However, his pants were never changed. As a healthcare professional it is appalling to me that anyone on that field did not take into consideration that very boy was being exposed to someone else's BODILY FLUIDS! That is no different than if he had blood or urine on his uniform. It's called universal precautions--it is assumed that all fluids are infectious. Not only were players being subjected to this every time they touched him, but also every time they fell on the field, or when the linemen had to place their hands on the ground. I am disappointed that those of you on here are saying Twenhofel quit because we were losing, or that we just don't like seeing little Ludlow win. I have family that lives in Ludlow and goes to school there. To me, it's a lack of consideration for the well being and health of every other player out there. I've been around football long enough to see young men vomit when they are nervous. But not in the third quarter when you are winning 34-6. As a mom, I would never place a win as more important than my son's health. As a healthcare professional I can tell you it is absolutely not normal for an otherwise "healthy" 13/14 year old boy to vomit that frequently. He was pale and obviously dehydrated. It was disheartening to see a team, as well as the coaches,with a winning season show such poor sportsmanship, as they stood there on the sidelines, clapping and encouraging the disrespectful comments being yelled from the Ludlow parents/fans across the field to the Twenhofel staff. I, as well as all of our parents, applaud the class shown by our coaches. They honestly have the best interest at heart for our boys. You asked for it---that's our side.