The unbreakable spirit of LBJ coach Andrew Jackson amid cancer battle

In March, LBJ coach Andrew Jackson was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer.

AUSTIN - For LBJ High School head coach Andrew Jackson, there's nothing quite like the start of football season.

“The game of football is life," Jackson said.

It's a simple statement with profound meaning -- even more so this season. In March, Jackson was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer.

Though his physical health has weakened, his spirit is as strong as ever.

"I said, 'Well doc, I guess it's going to take my Lord to heal me,'” Jackson said. "'Are you ready to see a miracle take place?'"

Jackson will lighten his workload this season by coaching from the press box and delegating to his assistant coaches.

"More than anything, he’s blessed a lot of people and he’s touched many lives,” said assistant coach Jamal Fenner.

Despite his ongoing battle with cancer, Jackson's legacy and influence continues to grow.

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