Always a TigerPublished 9:50am Thursday, September 20, 2012
Ronnie Strickland has been a fixture on the Tiger sidelines for many years. He would ride his bike down to Hartselle High School just about every day and would hang out around the football team.
He never missed a football game until recently, when an injury has forced him to stay home.
So members of the football team decided to bring the football excitement to Strickland. They all signed a football and gave it to him during a visit last week at Summerford Nursing Home’s rehabilitation facility.
Making the trip with the team was coach Bob Godsey and former coach Bucky Pitts.
“We just wanted to give something back to someone who has given so much to Hartselle football,” said senior wide receiver Zane Hamlett, who helped come up with this idea.
“It was great to see him because he’s meant so much to us,” said senior Aaron Lamb. “Once a Tiger, always a Tiger.”