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MacMurray athlete competes in food challenge
Football player takes on Brickhouse Barbeque Clydesdale.
MacMurray College football player Dakota “Cody” Cane competed in the Clydesdale Challenge, a man-versus-food event that was held at The Brickhouse Barbeque restaurant in downtown Jacksonville. Cane, along with six other competitors, failed to defeat the monstrous challenge
The contest was modeled after the Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food” show, which features Adam Richman traveling around the country taking on different food challenges. The Clydesdale, based off the sandwich known as the horseshoe, which originated in Illinois, consisted of a half-pound of pulled pork, a half-pound of pulled chicken, a half-pound of beef brisket, a half-pound of turkey, two pounds of French fries and two pounds of cheese sauce on four pieces of Texas toast, topped with sour cream and bacon.
“It was a busy night for us,” said Michelle Hoots, manager at The Brickhouse Barbeque. “We wanted to have a fun competition that displayed our new menu. We’re thinking about future competitions.”
Besides Cane, the contestants consisted of Smokey, the Jacksonville Fire Department's dog, Jacksonville Police Officer Gabe Looker, Routt Catholic High School football player Nick Lonergan, Illinois College football player Tim Denney and Passavant Area Hospital physical therapist Trevor Huffman. Huffman consumed the most of the Clydesdale and had $100 donated to the local food bank in his name.