‘Football Therapy’ For a Hurting City

"I kind of thought of it as motivation for me because I’m probably the only positive thing going on in my town right now. I thought of it as bringing my city up. That’s why I came out here and played as hard as I could."  - J.K. Dobbins after his 181-yard game for Ohio State Thursday night.

Just when La Grange needed something to cheer for, J.K. Dobbins did the trick – from 1,000 miles away.

A city still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Harvey took a break from clean-up after the sun went down to watch Dobbins make his college football debut with Ohio State Thursday on ESPN.

And what a debut it was. Dobbins ran for a Oho State freshman record 181 yards on 29 carries in the Buckeyes’ 49- 21 victory over Indiana.

“After a day of working out here, it was football therapy last night watching J.K,” said Tracy Knapik, a La Grange ISD teacher, who Friday was with a group of LHS students helping cleanup fellow teacher James Magness’ house, which had been swamped by six feet of floodwater.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition. http://etypeservices.com/Fayette%20County%20RecordID96/

Rate this article: 
No votes yet

Category - Tags:

Fayette County Record

127 S. Washington St.
P.O. Box 400
La Grange, TX 78945
Ph: (979) 968-3155
Fx: (979) 968-6767