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Desire Street Academy, the school originally located in the ninth ward of New Orleans, was relocated to a camp (owned by the University of Florida) on the Choctawhatchee Bay in the Florida panhandle after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the school. Each game required a four-hour drive back to the New Orleans area to compete. The team eventually found their way back to a new home in Baton Rouge.

Former New Orleans Saints and Florida Gator quarterback Danny Wuerrfel is the director of development for what was the transient school and located the property in Florida. Some of the young men's families were scattered. Many lost loved ones and saw things at places like the Superdome, Convention Center and even highway overpasses that no child should ever experience. That's where the man... Recommended Stories

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Desire Street Academy relocated from New Orleans to Baton Rouge after Hurricane Katrina hit the…


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