Midland Texas is known for it’s high school football and now one team is making a very patriotic stand.
People turn on the TV and see Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the National Anthem before an NFL game. The football players at Greenwood High School didn’t like message Kaepernick was sending so they decided to carry American flags onto the field.
They didn’t kneel, they stood up and ran, each one carrying a flag. Some flags represented their state or branches of the military, but the majority ran holding the American flag high into the air.
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The team showed solidarity, as each one held a symbol of patriotism and together they stood for America.
The team has actually been doing this for most of the season and the idea was originally suggested by one of the players.
Coach Chad Hanna spoke to local KSBD about his teams patriotic pregame ritual.
“We are a community here. This was a great way to show our support for our country, for the men that have made the sacrifice serving that flag.”
Unfortunately the team lost in the first round of their playoffs to Bushland 49-42. Despite having their state championship dreams crushed in the first round, the memory of this season will be remembered for a long time.
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