What a day for East High School football.
Tuesday morning, head coach Jeff Trotter found out his program was one of 10 chosen nationwide to receive a $10,000 Smarter Football grant from Riddell Sports Group. The Elyria, Ohio based company manufactures football equipment.
East needed new helmets, so Trotter filled out the information packet and entered his team.
And then there was NFL great Peyton Manning appearing on a YouTube video, congratulating the T-Birds.