‘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.


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