West Sioux players take McAlexander’s jersey on to the field at state title game

The South Central Calhoun Titans may not have made it to the field at the UNI Dome this year, but that didn’t stop Jacy McAlexander’s jersey from being there.

West Sioux High School football captains took the jersey to honor McAlexander, who died in May of cancer, on the field for the coin toss in the state championship game with Dike-New Hartford Friday in Cedar Falls. Ben Bouza, activities director for the school, explained how the players came to do so in an email to the Iowa High School Athletic Association.

It all started with the quarterfinals football game in Lake City, Bouza said.

At the game; players, coaches, cheerleaders, and community members became aware of Jacy McAlexander and the SCC kicker Zane Neubaum who had pledged his commitment to continuing his late friend Jacy's legacy,” Bouza wrote in an email last week. “At the time we were all aware that their school had lost a student and that another student had started a campaign to raise money to fund research. Little did we know the profound effect that student would have on our players, coaches, and everyone in the West Sioux community.”

West Sioux cheerleaders asked their fans for donations during halftime of that game, raising $500 for Neubaum.

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