The educational effort paid off. Opposition to Philip in Lone Wolf died down, and some rival schools that were wavering agreed to keep the team on their schedules. Although Philip saw some playing time on the varsity, he spent much of the season on Lone Wolf's junior high team, averaging eight points a game. During the just-ended baseball season, he played third base in all five junior high games, reaching base eight times, on two hits and six walks, in 10 plate appearances.
Meanwhile, Philip's battle against AIDS goes on. He spent a few days in the hospital in March, and he has had to leave school early a few times because of fatigue. But on June 12 he expects to make a trip to Kansas City, where Lone Wolf's varsity basketball team will play a team of former Chiefs in a preliminary to a hoops exhibition game between current AFC and NFC players. Philip will be the AFC's honorary captain.