Jack Applebee knows football since he played for Josh Jostes and the Maroa-Forsyth Trojans.
Recently, Applebee was walking the campus when SIU head Coach Tim Hill stopped and asked if he wanted a ride in the side-by-side vehicle he was told driving.
Jack was wearing an Indianapolis Colts shirt which the coach may have liked.
Anyway Jack got in and during their time in it the coach asked if he would be interested in becoming one of his football equipment managers.
Jack said he wanted to think about it which he did and, after talking it over with Mom and Dad, Jill and Jack, Jack called the coach to advise he would do it.
I’ve interviewed Jack which will run in a future print edition of the Decatur Tribune.