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Eligibility a high hurdle

Just getting enough student-athletes into the game can often be a struggle

Eligibility a high hurdle (Essdras M. Suarez / Globe Staff (Inset: Jim Davis / GlobeStaff))Brandon Cook was one of Burke's leaders on and off the field until outside pressures left him on the sideline.
By Bob Hohler
Globe Staff / June 23, 2009

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He was the golden boy, a football captain and student leader handpicked by the headmaster of Burke High School to appear on stage with Mayor Thomas M. Menino of Boston last September as a symbol of hope at the start of a new school year. But Brandon Cook was headed for a fall. (Full article: 1575 words)

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