Blue Devil Preacher Ready To Rejoin Flock
A fixture nearly as permanent as the sprinkler heads at Brevard Memorial Stadium, chaplain Charles Pierson was conspicuous in his absence during the Blue Devils' second-round game against eventual state champion Lincolnton back in November.
Pierson, a 40-year veteran of Brevard football, fell ill and had to be hospitalized, where he eventually underwent surgery on one of his feet. He is on the road to recovery and plans to join the Blue Devils next fall when they begin the 2008 season.
Recently retired head coach Dan Essenberg said he hopes to see it.
"I told Preacher Pierson years ago that...