LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Lexington Christian Academy is one of the toughest football teams to beat on the field. When the clock strikes zero and the game is over, they don’t have a problem lending a hand to an opponent.
When heavy rains left Breathitt County with devastating flood damage, Doug Charles and the Eagles figured words wouldn’t cut it. So they did what they do best – they made a play to help Breathitt High restore their entire football locker room.
More than 30 players, coaches, and parents made their way down on Sunday morning to help clear out the locker room, rake mud, and bring it all back to Lexington. From there, the Eagles pressure washed the mud-covered helmets, shoulder pads, and trophies back to their original form.
“They have a rich tradition down there and its a matter of purpose and pride to that community,” Eagles head coach Doug Charles told FOX 56 Sports. The plan came together overnight when Charles sent a group text to parents, asking for help to pick up the gear, bring it back, wash it, and restore it.
“To be able to give those young men down there that worked so hard this offseason and the staff, really all of the community something to rally around, it’s important we get that back and that’s one of the things that was our purpose when we set out to do this.”