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Pawhuska Huskie Football team honors cancer warriors

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Posted at 1:58 PM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 14:58:24-04

PAWHUSKA, Okla. — According to officials with Pawhuska Public School, the Pawhuska Huskie Football team honored Cancer Warriors on Oct. 24.

The football team wore commemorative jerseys with the names of someone who had or is currently battling cancer, officials say.

Officials say, the idea started when Coach Hennesy wanted to find a way for student-athletes to give back to the community by honoring someone who had fought a bigger battale than a football game.

Officials say the jerseys will be auctioned off at the Nov. 8 Pawnee game which is for the District Championship between two unbeaten teams.

Officials say the money raised will be presented to this year's recipient Coach Duke Atterberry.

Coach Atterberry is currently battling cancer, getting chemo, and showing up to coach every day, officials say.

Pawhuska Public School Superintendent Beverly Moore says that a check will be presented to Coach Atterberry and his family before the 1st playoff game.

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