Miss. football team graciously welcomes new member

Miss. football team graciously welcomes new member

News

Miss. football team graciously welcomes new member

Ginger Hastings figured she might as well ask: Could her son Kaden Dickerson, who was new to Clinton (Miss.) High School this fall, join the football team?

“He’s always been a huge fan of football,” Hastings explained.

Judd Boswell, head coach of the Clinton Arrows, responded via email: “Absolutely.”

Dickerson, age 17, an eleventh grader, isn’t your typical football player on the roster.

 He has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscular degeneration and weakness, and uses an electric wheelchair to move about.

During home games, Dickerson usually claims a spot near the Clinton goal post to watch the action, although he is free to move about on the sidelines. “I can see really good there,” he said.

When Clinton played Northwest Rankin High School, Dickerson led the team on the field. He has participated in practices, joined teammates in watching film and shared the excitement of pep rallies.

For the full story, visit the Clarion-Ledger

More USA TODAY High School Sports
Home
https://usat.ly/2yNKyxa
Miss. football team graciously welcomes new member
I found this story on USA TODAY High School Sports and wanted to share it with you: %link% For more high school stories, stats and videos, visit http://usatodayhss.com.