Wednesday, May 6, 2009

One that got away, but didn't want to.

Over on our Prep Insiders blog, our guys are writing about how the economy is impacting high schools. Often, it's even tougher on some of the kids.

Last year, Tyshon Chisholm was a rising star at Hickory, playing linebacker and fullback as a sophomore and looking forward to a solid career at the school.

Then his dad lost his job in the furniture business. He finally found another, but it’s in Knoxville, and the family is preparing to move to Tennessee.

“For economic reasons, he’s got to move, we all understand that, but that doesn’t make it any easier,” said Hickory coach John Worley. “He’s a great kid, and he didn’t want to leave, and he was over here getting choked up.

“He’ll go there and have to learn a new system and prove himself all over again, but with this economy, there’s nothing anybody can do about it.”

--Stan Olson

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