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Eagles square off against Berks County native Chad Henne in season opener

Eagles, Henne square off

SINKING SPRING, Pa. - The Eagles kicked off their season Jacksonville on Sunday and faced off against a Berks County native.

Thousands of fans headed to Lincoln Financial Field, for the team's home opener.

Family and friends of Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne went to Philly to watch the game, but many fans in Berks County decided to stay at home and watch.

Jimmy G's Railroad House in Sinking Spring was packed with football fans, many die-hard Eagles fans.

Many of those fans are familiar with Henne--a graduate of Wilson High School.

"I grew up watching him at Wilson, and hearing about him in the area. It's nice, doing well to give Reading some attention," said Danielle Covely.

Henne is also a co-founder of the Gilmore Henne Foundation. The nonprofit revitalizes parks throughout the county.

"We like Chad Henne, he is a Wilson grad, so am I. We root for our hometown favorites all the time," said Tony Lavingna.

Philadelphia fans said that while they enjoy rooting for Henne, their loyalties are with the Eagles.

"You either bleed green or you bleed wrong," said Lavingna. "He is playing against our home team so he is probably not the most popular man on the field, but God bless him anyways."


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