Missouri Homeschooler Charges Ahead for a Higher Purpose

Homeschool running back uses football for higher purpose

Ben Friend may be the best high school running back Springfield hasn’t heard of. That’s because Friend is the feature back on the Lighthouse Christian Chargers, a team of homeschooled students who practice on a patch of cut prairie grass off of North Farm Road 123 and play their games in borrowed stadiums. If you think homeschool football isn’t the real deal, think again.