Holy Cross running back Jimmy Hickey grew up in Delran, just around the corner from Frank Holmes, the man who would someday be his high school football coach.
Friday night, the coach described watching Hickey play youth football.
"He was 100 percent adrenaline, always that scrappy player who everybody thought was too small," Holmes said. "But not me, I never thought that. I would tell everyone, 'I'll take him all day.' "
In the final game of his high school career, as he's been doing for most of his life, Hickey again proved his coach right.
The 5-foot-7, 150-pound running back finished with a gritty 107 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries, helping his Lancers hold on for a 28-18 win at Willingboro in the final game of the season for both teams.