Athens High rallies around teammate

Updated: October 31, 2008, 8:46 AM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

When the idea first came about, Jim Dobbs, the boy's football coach, smiled. Julie Weiks, the boy's mother, cried. Darin Weiks, the boy's father, felt his heart skip a beat. And Darin Jr., the boy they call "Doogie," the high school senior with the rare liver disease that prevents him from playing contact sports, refused to believe his dream would ever come true.

But Brendan Dobbs and the rest of the seniors on the Athens (Wis.) High School football team refused to accept no for ...

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