The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Sports

November 9, 2012

Harold Raker's column on high school football: Valley brothers have rooting interest in Titans

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Although they rarely get to see their uncle's team in person (they saw a game in Pittsburgh last season), Jake said the family watches the games on television via the NFL Ticket.

He said that his uncle may have influenced him a bit to play football when he was younger, but he added, "I really liked it and my family is pretty much a football family."

Jake added, "When I was little, I didn't really have much of a team. I rooted for the team that was doing good. Then I just started rooting for (the Titans) because of my uncle, and my family, and it was my permanent team to root for."

Note: The Rohms are not the only area athletes with close ties to the NFL.

In next week's column, I will feature another area high school player with a famous football uncle. Stay tuned.

n Assistant sports editor Harold Raker covers high school football for The Daily Item. Email comments to hraker@dailyitem.com.

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