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Touchdown in the Heartland

PARKERSBURG (KWWL) - A new documentary featuring Aplington Parkersburg Coach Ed Thomas will be sold across Iowa.

The documentary will cover the events of the Aplington Parkersburg 2008 football season, ESPN coverage, and Iowa Hall of Pride.

It will be available for sale at Casey's General Stores statewide in Iowa. Portions of the DVD sales are going to the Ed Thomas Foundation.

Casey's expects to have the DVD in stock in early September. The two-hour documentary "Touchdown in the Heartland" was completed prior to the loss of Coach Ed Thomas.

ESPN will air part of the documentary during the pre-game of their Broadcast of the Aplington-Parkersburg vs. Dike-New Hartford football opener at 6 pm CST, Friday August, 28th.

The Iowa Hall of Pride will also pay tribute to Coach Ed Thomas throughout the football season. The Documentary and several other video clips will be on Display along with other memorabilia honoring Coach Thomas.

"Touchdown In the Heartland" was created to honor those lost and those who sacrificed their time and resources to rebuild Parkersburg. Now the hope is that this story captures the essence of one of greatest coaches to ever work with student athletes.

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