Farragut football coach to undergo cancer surgery

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UPDATE: FARRAGUT, Tenn. (WATE)- Eddie Courtney’s surgery this morning went as planned and he is now recovering.

ORIGINAL STORY: Farragut head football coach Eddie Courtney will undergo surgery on Wednesday morning to remove a cancerous tumor from his prostate, according to the Farragut football website.

Courtney already won a bout with cancer back in 2005 when he battled Hodgkin’s disease.

Coach Courtney is a fighter but is known to have a kind and helpful heart.

The surgery is scheduled for two days before the Admirals open region play against Morristown West.

“It’s a region game –its our first real region game so it’s the most important thing because our goals are win our region, if not qualify for a playoffs” said Courtney Tuesday at practice. “You got to do it against a Morristown West team that’s 2-0 they’re undefeated so we’re at home so that’s a good thing and I hope our kids can build off of what we did last week.”

Friday could mark just the 2nd game since 1981 without Courtney on the Farragut sideline.

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