Two Cumberland University football players call Navarre home, but they’ll be playing together for the first time when the Bulldogs play Kansas Wesleyan in Dyersburg, Tenn., on Saturday.
Michael and Marquis Hagewood both played at Navarre High School, but Michael graduated in 2007, when Marquis was finishing eighth grade. Injuries sidelined Michael, a defensive back, in 2009 and again in 2011. He started 10 games in 2010.
The setbacks helped younger brother Marquis, who graduated NHS in May, to catch up with Michael. He joined the Bulldogs this fall as a wide receiver.
“On my way to my first game,” Marquis wrote earlier today on the social media website Twitter. “Too excited to play on the same field as my brother tomorrow.”
He filed the “tweet” to #dreamcometrue.Cumberland University is an NAIA school in Lebanon, Tenn., which competes in the Mid-South Conference. The Bulldogs, ranked 22nd in the first NAIA national poll, will play Kansas Wesleyan in the Big River Bowl in Dyersburg, Tenn. Kickoff is at noon Saturday