Friday, November 26, 2010

Brody's Notes... Inspired By Hit TV Show Glee- Decatur Central HS Football Team Wins Money

Decatur Central High School in Indianapolis Indiana
By Brody Levesque (Washington DC) NOV 26 | The varsity football team of Decatur Central High School in Indianapolis had a rather unique way of winning money for their school this past September during the annual Marsh Hoosier Classic at Lucas Oil stadium- they competed in a video competition.
According to Fox News 59 in Indianapolis reporter Eva Pilgrim,  the students on the football team got their inspiration from the hit Fox Television programme Glee,  where in one episode, the football team does a dance to Beyonce's "Put a Ring on it." Pilgrim reported:
Brandon Ledford is the quarterback of the high school's team. He was apprehensive about the idea when his fellow students came to him, "I was like wow. No. I gotta focus on winning some football games." But with money on the line for his school, Ledford and the rest of the team decided to go for it.  Ledford says, "We were on a two game losing streak. After that week we went Lucas Oil and our video was played and we went on a three game winning streak."
Travis Duncan is also on the team. He say it made for a busy week for all the players, "We were practicing for football and the dance video at the same time." Duncan says he's glad the football team participated in the Glee spoof. He says it's something they will all be talking for a long time to come.
Amber Derrow taught the guys the moves and directed the video, "Attention span was not that long on getting everyone set for it." Derrow says no one expected the guys to be perfect, "If they messed up it made for a funny idea."
Pilgrim noted that the entire video was shot in one day, but it took a lot longer to prepare and plan for that shoot.  Ben Ettinger edited the final product, "We finished it in about 2 or 3 days." The video was presented at the Marsh Hoosier Classic at Lucas Oil stadium where it won the school $300.
From Fox TV's Glee: