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It’s very difficult to stick to traditions in sports culture nowadays.  Today’s athletic society is much more of a ‘standout’ or ‘branding’ opportunity that athletes at all levels see as a platform for personal gain.  One exception remains in East Palestine where tradition stands tall on Friday nights.  From one generation to the next, you know if you see a brown and white “25” coming at you, you know it’s a Figley, and you know you’re in for a long night.
The Figley name is synonymous with East Palestine, and for Bulldog Senior, Elijah Figley, he’s no different.  As opponents line up, their first read of the Bulldog offense is locating Figley, and taking every blade of grass possible, because, within a blink of an eye, the defender is looking at the stitching on the back of Figley’s jersey.
Our Dan Figley caught up with Elijah to discuss plans on and off the field as well as the family name, and the rich tradition that goes along with it.  East Palestine’s Player Profile is: THE FIGHT OF FIGLEY