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Florida stars go from Muck Bowl to Super Bowl

Updated: January 30, 2009, 11:49 AM ET
By Scott Purks | Special to ESPNRISE.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- The black, gritty mud from the bottom of Florida's Lake Okeechobee, the endless sugarcane fields and the financially strapped towns of Pahokee and Belle Glade all inspire Glades Central graduate and current football coach Jesse Hester.

"The muck never leaves you," he said.

Fortunately, there's high school football to fuel dreams. And this week, those dreams have grown bigger than ever.

With Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, the Muck Bowl has come to Super Sunday.

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