Beautiful Display of Love & Respect at East Texas HS Football Game

(Note from Author:  Deep in the heart of East Texas is a tiny town called Hughes Springs, which I’m proud to say is my own hometown.  I was in East Texas when this amazing event happened at the my high school; I was supposed to be there with a friend but unfortunately wasn’t able to make it. May thanks to local news station KTBS who covered this beautiful story.)

Like most small town Texans, high school senior Justin “Double J” Myrick loved sports, especially football. But after suffering a brain injury at four-years old, Double J had never been able to participate sports other than ‘sideline work’ such as water boy and later equipment manager.

So at the end of Double J’s junior year, head coach Chris Edwards wanted to do something special for him–something “over-the-top”.

At the opening season game between local rivals Hughes Springs and Daingerfield High School, Coach Edwards and Daingerfield head coach Mike Waldie came up with a plan: Double J would run the first play of the game in for a touchdown.

Following is the video featuring Justin’s ‘winning play. As reported by local news station KTBS, “It was a once in a lifetime moment for Justin Myrick, but for the rest of the Hughes Springs and Daingerfield communities, it was a message of service that the game is so much bigger than we are. And it’s a lesson that everyone involved won’t soon forget.”

Ann-Marie Murrell

Ann-Marie Murrell is one of the creators of PolitiChicks and co-owns the site with Morgan Brittany. Ann-Marie is co-author of two bestselling books, “What Women (Really) Want” and "PolitiChicks: A Clarion Call to Political Activism". She has appeared on dozens of television shows including Fox & Friends, CNN, Hannity, the Dr. Phil Show, Huckabee, Lou Dobbs, C-SPAN, One America News, Stuart Varney & Company, Newsmax, MSNBC, and more. In addition to PolitiChicks, Ann-Marie has written for multiple other news sites. You can find Ann-Marie Murrell on Facebook and Twitter: @PolitichickAM E-mail: [email protected]

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