Clark Cougar Sports

Not the Cougars’ Knight

by on Nov.16, 2013, under Football


As they say, Cougar fans, all good things must come to an end, and that, unfortunately, applies to the Cougars’ football season. For those of you at the game, you may have noticed the team did not enter the field in their usual fashion – instead, they were joined by the newest member of their team, senior Justin Jewell. Justin suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a crippling disease that has left Justin wheelchair dependent. As a Clark student, Justin is a HUGE fan of Cougar Athletics, and joined the team in the locker room before the game. Justin, with the assistance of seniors Trenton Ford and Zach Wood, led the team through the Cougar banner, out to face the Knights from Steele, the second ranked 5A team in the Area. Inspired by Justin, the Cougars came out playing arguably their best football of the season, forcing the powerful offense of Steele to convert a fourth down on their first possession, but eventually giving up the touchdown. The Coug’s offense came charging back, finding the end zone on their first possession, and it looked like we were in for a battle. Unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be, as those would be the only points the Cougars would manage against the Steele defense. The Knights’ offense showed why they are the second ranked team in the Area, and after the dust settled, the Cougs found themselves on the wrong side of a lopsided 52-6 final score. The Cougars provided their fans with some exciting football and great wins this year, and for that – we are proud of them, and congratulate them on a terrific season. Go Cougs!!

1 Comment for this entry

  • Steven J Jewell

    To all the Cougar friends and family, the Jewell family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to each of you!!! The embrace that Justin felt over the past week has left us smiling and crying!! It was a beautiful sight to see our son break through the banner and have our Cougars walk behind him. It will forever be instilled in our heart the compassion each of you have for our son.

    Go Cougars!!!!
    Steven J Jewell, father

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