DHS athletes get involved with youth

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 17, 2007

DEMOPOLIS &8212; Yesterday there were some big students roaming the halls of Westside and U.S. Jones Elementary looking for their classes. They weren&8217;t new kids transferring in from another school, but rather Demopolis High School football players scouring the halls for the classes at the two schools that adopted them.

The idea spring from the mind of the Demopolis Quarterback Club&8217;s Vice President Loretta Garret, who had seen something similar done at another school where she taught. Club President Kenny Freeman said the group embraced and ran with the idea because it was a great way to promote the football program and expose the community to the players as individuals.

Freeman said Demopolis head coach Tom Causey jumped on the idea when he was presented with it. Freeman said Causey wants the community involved with the program as much as possible, so he is interested in anything that builds the family atmosphere of the team and its supporters.

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Causey&8217;s message since taking the head coaching position at the school in the spring has been that the team should be a source of pride for the community, both on and off the field &8212; something that players have seemed to embrace in this current endeavor.