The Mighty Mustangs, photo courtesy Ola Middle School
McDONOUGH, Ga. -- The Ola Middle School Mighty Mustangs will play their first home football game on Monday, October 8 in McDonough.
The Might Mustangs team is made up of special needs students at Ola Middle, who are making their debut in football this year, according to Christi Harp of Ola Middle.
She said this team is part of the Gladiator Football League that started in 2006. At that time, a special needs student of Union Grove High approached the football coach, wishing to play. Since then, the league has grown into five teams, with several coaches and volunteers.
Teacher and coach Tracy Price said, "To see the student's faces when they have on a real football jersey and are playing on the big football field...is just priceless!"
Playing football makes me feel great!" 7th-grader Taylor Brown said.