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My N&O story: Wake Forest football a family affair

PHOTO: Wake Forest High’s Nigel Lucas doubled up on offense and defense by switching from quarterback.

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Kavon Simmons pulled off a feat this season few quarterbacks have managed in high school football history. The Wake Forest High sophomore unseated his coach’s son for the starting job.

That sounds like a dramatic tale, worthy of a Morgan Freeman voiceover accompanied by dramatic background music. But this is not one of those all-too-common dramas of a father losing his objectivity while coaching his son or daughter (see youth sports: any sport, any year). When Wake Forest offensive coordinator Glendon Dillard suggested playing Simmons at quarterback over returning starter Nigel Lucas, head coach Reggie Lucas didn’t balk.

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