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4/14/07

East Texas Football Game Scores A Touchdown For A Good Cause

While the NFL may be dealing with "character issues" right now, you can't say the same about the men of the Texas United Football League, especially not after you hear this story.

Each year, the East Texas Wolves, in conjunction with the Texas Xtreme host a benefit football game, and this year, they chose Jackson Huse, the 6-year-old from Arp who has inspired a community through his battle with a brain tumor. Jackson himself made an appearance in this game.  Sporting his very own Wolves uniform, he took the handoff towards the end of the first half, and followed his lead blockers, slowly but surely into the endzone for a touchdown. It was a touching moment during a very emotional evening.

"It's just hard to believe everything that everybody has done for our son and my family," Jackson's father, Doug Huse said.  "It's great."

"When it comes to kids, (the players) have got a heart of gold," said Wolves Head Coach and player Tobie Turner, "and they would give the shirt off their backs if they ask for it, if they need it, and I feel the same way. I get emotional. I've got a son of my own and if he were in a condition like Jackson is, I'd hope that somebody would step up and help out."

After the touchdown, a member of the Texas Xtreme presented Jackson with an Xtreme t-shirt and the game ball, signed by every player in the game.  All proceeds from the game went to the Jackson and his family. 

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