Last fall, Brian Pate, right, the announcer at Heritage High football games, was chided by defensive tackle Justin “Cheeto” Nwachukwu, left, about his weight. Since then, he’s been in training. Pate, who has Lupus, gave up drinking Mountain Dew, began to run and slimmed down 60 pounds. Tuesday, they faced off for a 40-yard dash at the school. If Pate lost, he’d contribute to the football boosters. Pate’s effort was admirable, but Cheeto easily won back-to-back dashes. True to his word, Pate wrote a check for $250 on the spot.
- State News Today