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Families Happy for Local Football Stars' Success

Families Happy for Local Football Stars' Success
By: Ryan Tate

The Missouri Tigers play for the Big 12 North Championship Saturday night in Kansas City against the Kansas Jayhawks.  Two Heartland high school graduates will have a say in the outcome of the game.

Caruthersville graduate Jimmy Jackson and Hayti graduate William Moore announced their intention together to attend Mizzou, wear the same number, and are considered close friends.

"We are so proud of Jimmy.  He has a lot of patience and now he is doing really well," Brenda Lloyd said.  Lloyd is Jackson's mother.

"I watch all of his games with my Mizzou shirt on," said Peter Lloyd, Jimmy's brother. "Everyone always asks me about Jimmy, and sometimes I get tired of it," Peter jokingly said.

"We cannot wait to go Kansas City this weekend," said Lindsey White. White and his wife Valerie consider William Moore as part of the family.

"I am so proud of what he is doing on the football field, but I am even more proud of the fact that he is going to get his degree next year," White said.

Both Moore and Jackson wear the #1 on their jersey. If the Tigers win their next three games, the entire country will consider the team #1.

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