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Continued: Reusse: DeLaSalle loses big football star, finds compact replacement

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: November 13, 2013 - 9:05 PM

“The Harts put everything they have into their kids,” McMenomy said. “DeLaSalle runs concession counters at the Metrodome and Target Field, and you can see the Harts working most every game, to get a break on tuition.”

Billy is the first boy in the household, but not the first DeLaSalle football player. His sister Samantha was on the Islanders’ football team in the 2000s.

Placekicker? “Tight end,” Billy said. “She loved football. She passed that on. That’s how I got started, playing football with my sister.”

His first organized league was at Corcoran Park in south Minneapolis. A teammate from youth football, Marquise Bridges, is now his top receiver at DeLaSalle.

Reid Travis’ decision to accept a Stanford basketball scholarship was big news coming out of DeLaSalle last week. On the island itself, the football quest of Hart, Williams, Bridges and their teammates is an equal source of pride.

 

Patrick Reusse can be heart 3-6 p.m. weekdays on AM-1500. preusse@startribune.com

 

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