Casey’s story goes nationwide

Former Hornet’s tale of triumph broadcast on ESPN

By Mark K. Campbell

Now America knows the remarkable James Casey story.

On Monday, Sept. 9 before the opening Monday Night Football game, an ESPN-produced package about Casey aired nationwide.

ESPN came to town in late August to interview local coaches and administrators involved with Casey during his high school career in Azle.

Photography was also taken of the site where Casey’s mother died in a house fire in 2001 as well as Hornet Field and at various places around town.


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