LEOMINSTER (CBS) – When the Leominster Blue Devils take the field this coming Saturday to compete for their 12th Super Bowl title, there will be what is likely another first in the team’s history.
Lucas deHorsey, 17, will reportedly do like he has all year long by lining up alongside his uncle Brian.
Uncle Brian, 16, and Lucas are believed to be the first uncle-nephew combination in the team’s history to take the field at the same time.
“I’ve spent more than a few hours researching Leominster football, and I can’t think of any time this has happened in the past, but I can’t rule it out,” Leominster football historian Mark Bodanza told the Sentinel and Enterprise. “It’s an oddity for sure. It adds to the color of tradition and heritage of football in the area.”
Lucas, a right guard, lists at 5’11” and 225 lbs. Brian, a right tackle, lists at 6’1” and 210 lbs.
The fact that Brian, as the uncle, is younger than Lucas throws a lot of people off.
“I still get looks when I tell people, just because I’m the nephew and I’m older,” Lucas told the Sentinel.
To Lucas, the explanation is simple.
“My grandfather was a busy man after I was born,” he reportedly joked.
The two will take the field to take on St. John’s of Shrewsbury in the Central Mass. Division 1 Super Bowl on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Fitchburg State University.