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PHENIX CITY, Ala. -

Eddie Lowe is a man with at least two hats.

One, he's the mayor of Phenix City. But on Friday nights, he's brother Woodrow's right-hand man on the sidelines for the Central Red Devils.

"I've just always hung around with the players, with the coaches, and just always helped the team, more as a mentor, telling them to do the right thing," Eddie said. "I tape ankles, I tape shoulders, I do all those things, but it's just really enjoyable to me. It's what I love doing."

Eddie is no secret to the gridiron. After a stellar career at Central, he spent time in the Canadian Football League. Woodrow played in the NFL for the Chargers, and says his brother can be a second set of eyes for him.

"It brings more security and more backing for me," Woodrow said. "I like seeing him there with me."

Eddie actually predates Woodrow on the Central sidelines. He started helping the team in 1991, and says he'd do it even if his brother wasn't the head coach. But since he is, it makes it a little more special.

"I'm proud of him," Eddie said. "He's at home, and I think it's a dream of his to be able to coach at your high school. I think that would be special for anyone."

Woodrow echoes the sentiment.

"He's my brother, and as far as the football team is concerned, they expect him to be around and they expect him to be there cheering us and rooting us on," he said. "It means a lot."

Jonathan Huskey

Jonathan comes to News 3 from Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Ark., where he anchored weekends and reported during the week on some of the best high school sports in the state. More>>

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