Area Coach Loses Home

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

YORK, ALABAMA --- Last Friday evening Marcus Ezell's house burst into flames. An investigation into what caused the fire is ongoing, but the Choctaw County head football coach says it took just minutes for the house to go up in smoke.

Ezell described the night of the fire, saying "Friday afternoon after I got off work I came home from work...10 minutes after I got there I heard a boom sound, once my daughter went to the door she informed me that the truck and the house...was on fire."

Ezell contacted officials at Choctaw County High following the fire, and he says that some of his football players have already been in contact with him.

"I always talk to my guys about times like this and I think this is an important part of our family coming together and my players have called and a couple of them called and said 'I hated to hear that coach is there anything you need?' My team and all the guys, they are supportive"

Friends of the Ezell family expect to open a support fund at Regions bank in Livingston. For more information they say you can call your local Regions branch during regular business hours following the Martin Luther King Holiday tomorrow.

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