It was the worst of times.
It was the best of times.
Fortunately, for Jefferson Forest's football crew, their best came in the second half of its 28-21 stunning win over Brookville.
The Bees, meanwhile, found that their opening half of good football wasn't enough to carry them past a team with remarkable backbone.
Jefferson Forest showed character, poise and determination in overcoming a 21-3 halftime deficit. Against the defending State champions. At Brookville.