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Dixie State Football Team Pulls Woman To Safety After Her Hair Gets Caught In Rappelling Rope

Aug 8, 2020, 12:05 AM | Updated: 10:44 am
Dixie Rock...
Lance Haidet of The United States and Team Aevolo Pro Cycling / during the 14th Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, Prologue a 5,3km Individual Time Trial Stage from St George to St George / ITT / TOU / on August 6, 2018 in St George, Utah. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

ST. GEORGE, Utah – The Dixie State Football team was at the right place at the right time on Friday afternoon. During a team hike up Dixie Rock, the Trail Blazers saw a woman in trouble as she was stuck midway down the rock with her hair of all things caught in a rappelling rope.

You have to see the video clips to believe it.

“We had no idea that God put us here to pull a young lady to safety today,” said Dixie State defensive line assistant Loni Fangupo. “The boys where [sic] quick to react and willing to lend a hand. We coaching HEROS [sic] here at Dixie State baby!!! By the way that man with the grey shirt jumped in with no ropes to secure him. RESPECT!!!”

The man with the grey shirt stepping in with no rope was intense to watch.

To get a better idea of how high the rock that the woman was rapelling, here’s another angle from TrailBlazer Offensive Coordinator Kelly Bills.

This situation ended with a positive outcome thanks to a lot of brave and courageous people for stepping in and saving the day on a moment’s notice.

Dixie State Football

2020 is a big year for the Dixie State Football program. Head Coach Paul Peterson’s program is preparing for its first season as a Division I FCS team. The TrailBlazers will compete as an FCS Independent this fall. Dixie State was scheduled to open the season against Southern Utah on September 5th, but that is now up in the air after the Big Sky Conference decided to postpone its conference season to the fall. Leaving all non-conference matchups in limbo.

But anything Dixie State does on the gridiron is going to be hard to top the memorable and heroic scene on Dixie Rock.

 

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