Sunday, December 28, 2008



Remember the sights, sounds and feeling of playing or attending the home football games during your high school days?

Well, Carver High School, which is located in the still recovering and repairing 9th Ward in New Orleans are hoping to raise enough funding that they can receive a matching grant from an NFL program designed to help support high school football programs that are in need.

To say Carver is in need would be a terrible understatement as the school that produced NFL superstar Marshall Faulk have yet to return to their school as they are spending another school year in trailers. They did not have a home game or practice field this past season, and are still without most of their own gear, jerseys and all other items it takes to run what was once a highly-successful program.

I have reached out to both their principal and AD and they would be grateful for any type of support that people in the football community across the country can share with them so that the 2009 season can start taking shape and more importantly that the players who are still hoping to have a home football game before their high school careers end can see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Any one interested in helping can contact John Murphy at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ... the school is in need of any extra equipment or gear... the team's primary colors are green, orange and white; similar to U-Miami... orange jersey's with green letters... white pants with orange strips down the side... orange or green socks... green helmets... green or orange face masks and in reality any or all donations whether it be $5 dollars or five mouth pieces will be appreciated and acknowledge when the new stadium and practice field hopefully opens in 2010.