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MaxPreps e-mailed me yesterday with a special assignment for a football game at a small school a couple of hours away. At first I told them I wasn't interested because I had a pretty good county rivalry scheduled between my son's school and the school where my co-worker's son plays.
But then I read the back story...
With prosthetic leg, Rainey returns to the field for Woodberry Forest
In an instant, life as we know it can change forever. For better or for worse, unexpected events often modify the path of life that each person travels.
For Woodberry Forest student Jacob Rainey, it was on one play in a football scrimmage during the 2011 preseason that changed his.
The highly touted quarterback was hit and suffered a severe knee injury in a scrimmage in Northern Virginia. Rainey's main artery in his right leg had been severed and his leg had to be amputated...
After recovering from the horrifying injury, Rainey, with a prosthetic leg, will return to the field on Friday afternoon as the Tigers take on Benedictine at 4 p.m. The injury occurred on Sept. 3, 2011, a little more than a year ago.”
So after watching Oscar Pistorius run in the Olympics, then we had a kid from my son's high school who lost his legs in the war win a medal in the Paralympics...
Quite a story to have a high school quarterback returning to the field only a year after losing his leg in a game, so I agreed to cover the game.
Jacob played one series in the first quarter, a short pass and a couple of hand-offs on a touchdown drive.
CBS Sports has a link to my pictures on their home page and MaxPreps is running the photos as their main story:
Edited on Sep 09, 2012 at 01:00 AM · View previous versions