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Two Noble County high school football teams dedicate game to former West Noble H.S. coach, teacher

NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA21) – Two Noble County high school football teams dedicated their first game of the season to a former West Noble High School coach and teacher who died this week.

The West Noble High School Football team traveled to Central Noble High School for their first game of the season.

Prior to the game, both teams dedicated a moment of silence to Chuck Schlemmer, a former West Noble High School track coach and teacher struck by a car while riding his bicycle.

Schlemmer was 58-years-old.

This tragedy devastated students and teachers at West Noble High School.

“I heard it from a friend actually and my jaw dropped,” said Mark Silva, a West Noble High School football player said.

“The whole school has just been basically in a funk all week,” said Monte Mawhorter, West Noble High School head football coach. “Everybody was touched by this man.”

Both teams displayed a sticker of a green ribbon with Schlemmer’s name on their helmets.

“I would tell him I love him. I would give anything for one more minute (with Schlemmer),” said Mawhorter.

A memorial service to honor Schlemmer is scheduled for August 31st. Details are being finalized.

Schlemmer’s kids have created a GoFundMe to help with Schlemmer’s medical bills and a possible scholarship that will be set up in his name. If you’d like to help, please click here.

Louie Tran

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