It’s sportsmanship and sympathy for the win in Texas.
A pair of high school football players on opposing teams in Sherman, Texas took to their knees in prayer after a game last weekend to pray for the speedy recovery of one of the player’s mother, who is battling cancer.
According to Fox affiliate KVII-TV, Sherman High School senior Gage Smith and West Mesquite player Ty Jordan know each other from a 7-on-7 team that they play on. Smith, aware of Jordan’s mother’s condition, said he asked Jordan to pray with him after the game.
“When you’re playing the game, you’re playing to win and the other team is the enemy,” Smith said. “But afterwards you still have respect for the other opponent. I just had a moment with him praying over him, his mom, and his family.”
A Sherman football player has gone viral on social media after praying with his opponent, whose mother was diagnosed with cancer. https://t.co/4KnYcqCYkc— KXII News 12 (@KXIITV) November 4, 2019
The wife of Sherman coach J.D. Martinez snapped a picture of that moment that eventually ended up on Facebook and quickly went viral.
“It’s pretty special that kind of everybody gets to see really what he is, he’s that type of kid all the time, it’s just not in front of the cameras or anything like that, he’s like that every day,” Martinez said of Smith.