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Former players reliving their glory days

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Local players get chance at football playing for the Storm

By Greg Woods

Several local men have received a second chance at playing football they never expected to get until the Kentucky Storm semipro team was created by Richard Smith.

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“I was going to play for the Reapers in Radcliffe until I found out that we were going to have a team about a month later,” Desmond Mason, a 2006 EHS graduate, said. “I never thought I’d get to play again after Eminence in ’06. “It’s more than what I expected. I thought it was going to be a little league — not nearly as professional as it is — especially our team. I never expected us to have such a good turnout. It is way more competitive than I thought it would be.”

Desmond’s brother DeMarcus started the season as a coach but has joined the team as a lineman. “I never thought I would play again,” he said. “I was helping coach and Coach Smith got me some pads and I started playing. I’m behind everybody else as far as conditioning and I’m trying to get back, but I’m okay in game situations.”