Former Marching Southerns get married on JSU Football Field


JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (WIAT)- On the 50 yard line Greg LaFollette and Denise Rooney, now Denise LaFollette, got married at Burgess-Snow Field at Jacksonville State University surrounded by the Marching Southerners Saturday afternoon.

Both Greg and Denise were Marching Southerners when they went to school.

“It was the coolest thing ever, mainly because I got him. It was nice to have everyone here and believe it or not relaxed and have fun,” said Denise LaFollette.

JSU’s head football coach John Grass got ordained and officiated the ceremony.

“Former Southerners getting married and quite an honor to do that. I can check that off the bucket list of, hey I got to marry someone, to say ‘you may kiss your bride.’ They are a great couple, Greg and Denise Lafollette. It was great job getting the Southerners down here participating, Cocky was the ring bearer,” said Grass.

Throughout the ceremony ,music was provided by none other than the Marching Southerners.

The two live in Dallas and say they plan to honeymoon in Gatlinburg.

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