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The best players in sports can go by just one name: Michael. Wayne. Tiger. Emmitt. In Western New York high school football, all you have to say is "Jehuu." The 2002 Buffalo News Player of the Year is Clymer senior Jehuu Caulcrick, a player with a unique name and a unique game whose fascinating life story leaves one more awestruck than one of the 6-foot, 235-pound ru…

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Time has dulled the pain and blurred the memories, but if he closes his eyes tightly, Jehuu Caulcrick can still hear the guns cracking outside his bedroom window. He can still hear the bombs, becoming louder as they draw closer. He can still see the bodies strewn across his neighborhood. He can still smell death. Caulcrick is 19 now, a high school senior, a man. H…

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Brian Dimmer hasn't told his son, Jeff, about the Georgetown Cup. Not yet. Not the whole story. Maybe, here and there, the kid has heard some snippets. The 10-year-old can't miss the photo his dad keeps on the wall. It shows Dimmer and all these other guys hanging out the windows of their school bus, screaming like they're feeling something no one else can feel. Jeff…

Ever since he can remember, Dustin Ross has been called "Dud." In the halls at Salamanca High School, and at football, basketball or baseball practice, it's "Hey, Dud." "Nice game, Dud." "See ya, Dud." That's his nickname, but it doesn't mean it fits. Because Dustin Ross is no dud. The hard-hitting senior was explosive on both sides of the ball, scoring a school-reco…

Jehuu Caulcrick, a 6-foot, 233-pound junior, literally has been a big part of the Clymer football team's three straight trips to the state final four. Sunday afternoon, Onondaga ended the Pirates' season with an underclassman running back who isn't so big. But his numbers sure are. Mike Hart -- a 5-9, 170-pound sophomore -- ran for 352 yards and scored five touchdown…