Touching Stories from Florida, New Jersey

September, 16, 2009
09/16/09
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* Andy Reid of The Michigan Daily has an eye-opening view of life behind the football for young men growing up in "Muck City," aka Pahokee, Fla. Pahokee High currently sits at No. 43 in the ESPN RISE FAB 50 rankings and has a big game with Dwyer High this Friday.

* Matt Stanmyre of The Newark Star-Ledger tells Irvington (N.J.) quarterback Nijee Leverett's incredible story of courage in coming back from testicular cancer to start this fall at quarterback for his high school team.

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