Denny Douds’s: Coach To Cure Muscular Dystrophy


SC Staff Writer


The Warriors have not enjoyed playing in front of their home crowd in almost a month.  Aside from their home opener win against American International, Head Coach Denny Douds and his team have been away from Eiler-Martin Stadium for three straight weeks coming into this past Saturday’s home game where the Warriors beat the Clarion Golden Eagles by a score of 48-28 to improve to 4-1.

The Warriors will look to take advantage of the home field advantage in the last half of the season as four of their last six games will be home including three straight home games to close the season out against Lock Haven, Millersville and Mercyhurst.

However, being on the road has not stopped the Warriors from playing superb football.  They headed out west to take on Seton Hill and routed the Griffins 70-7 to improve to 2-0.  The Warriors then fell to Shippensburg 41-31 but had plenty of chances to win the ball game.

ESU rebounded off the loss and headed to Cheyney University where ESU came out victorious 40-6 and improved to 3-1.  However, there was something more important that took place during the game.

While at Cheyney, Coach Douds and his staff were one of 500 staffs that took part in the sixth annual “Coach to Cure MD”.

Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is the most common fatal genetic disorder during childhood and primarily affects boys across all cultures.

Boys and young men who suffer from this disorder develop muscle weakness that can cause them to not be able to move, become wheelchair dependent and declining respiratory and cardiac functions.

Coach Douds is a lifetime member of the American Football Coaches Association and has been the moderator for Division II for last 20 years.

“If we can help one person, or further the research down the road, it’s going to be a better place for that individual.  We are here to help people and what better way to help people then to serve and that’s one of those opportunities to serve.”

The Warriors (1-1, 4-1) will head out to West Chester to visit the Golden Rams (2-0, 5-0) this upcoming Saturday.

The Warriors offense is ranked 3rd in the PSAC while averaging 42 points per game while the Golden Rams of West Chester has the 5th best defense yielding just 22 points per game.

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