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“Starting From Scratch" – KIPP Delta Blue Hornets and Coach Demarcus Borum — AR PBS Sports Feature


Most of the KIPP Delta Blue Hornets have never played football before the 2021 season and, on Oct. 2, many had only been practicing for three weeks.Their first test as a new football team — with a full scrimmage against state-champion contender the DeSoto Thunderbirds — was set to be a trial-by-fire.

See how — without any other coaches to help — Coach Demarcus Borum prepared his kids for a battle and the ability to walk away with pride for how they fight it together.

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