When high school football fans attend their games this season, they might see decals on the player helmets, in memory of Aplington-Parkersburg football Coach Ed Thomas. West Marshall football coach Ken Winkler, secretary of the High School Football Coaches
Association, says the idea to honor Thomas originally came from Aplington Parkersburg. He says the school ordered a decal that has "FFF 09" (Faith, Family and Football) for their helmets and Winkler says the coaches there had no problem if other schools wanted to wear the decal this year.
The Coaches Association liked the idea,but made a minor change in the design,then needed to get approval for the decals. Winkler says they changed it a little so Aplington-Parkersburg’s decal will be unique.
Winkler says coaches attending the clinic and the Shrine Game in Ames showed interest in the idea. However, he doesn’t know how many will order the decals.
Coaches interested in the decals can contact Ken Winkler at West Marshall High School and he will pass along the information for ordering.