Remember the managers


Lance Duhon, Javion "String Bean" Jones, Chance Pittman, and Jacob Pittman

Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 09:03 AM.

By Courtney Cummings


When celebrating the successes and accomplishments of the 2013 Tiger Shark football season, it might be easy to overlook the contributions of a key group of young men. 

Young men that tolerated the smothering humidity and heat of August as well as the bitter cold winds of November and never played a single down in a game this season.  These young men worked hard and provided essential support to every coach and player on the team. 

Angel Padilla, a senior, who works with his fellow managers to set-up the field on game day, keep the team hydrated,  and do any other job the coaches need, said that his most important job might just be keeping up with quarterback and kicker Drew Lacour’s  kicking shoe.

 “The best is when they announce my name at the games and walking out with the team during the pep rallies,” says Javion “String Bean” Jones, a manager since 2010. 

He added that he also enjoys his job because he gets to be a part of the team, however, keeping up with the officials during the games can be challenging! 

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