Football Makes a Difference


For the past five years during football season, some players from the LQHS football team have accompanied the special needs students on campus for lunch on Fridays.

Each year, the football players sign up to be paired up with a new “buddy.” Gordon Haskell (12), who plays fullback for the team, has been participating in the program for the last three years. “We love these kids,” Haskell said. “It helps us give back to the school and also our community.”

The program was started by Coach Armstrong in order to emphasize the notion that all students should feel like equals on campus. “I like to make them smile and happy,” added Grant Hartzell (11), who plays linebacker and fullback. “That’s how it should be.”