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Huckleberries Online

St. Maries boy with rare disorder finally gets in the game

That all changed on Saturday.

"He came up to me and he told me, 'Cooper, I have butterflies in my stomach,' " Wicks friend Cooper Daniel said.

Wicks' coaches and teammates planned on putting him in at quarterback towards the end of the game. When the coach told him, he was a little scared.

"He said I was going to be the quarterback … I was like, Oh no. I might get hurt," Wicks said.

Nerves and all, Wicks went in and it got even better from there. The first play, he handed it off to his teammates for a run. What happened next, made it a special day for Wicks. Read more.

Huckleberries Online

D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.