Frisco, TX (WBAP/KLIF) High school football teams representing Texas communities marred by recent mass shootings competed in two separate games last night.
The Cowboys’ practice facility in Frisco hosted a game between Plano and El Paso Eastwood high schools … 22 people were killed in a mass shooting in El Paso last month.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones greeted each player as the exited the team bus.
Jones told El Paso officials:
“We want to be in any way we can supporting El Paso. We can’t think of a better way than to have [your] youth come right here and compete in our home, here at The Star.”
“We want to be in any way we can supporting El Paso. We can’t think of a better way than to have your youth, have your team come up here and compete right here at our home in our Star.” – #Cowboys Owner #JerryJones on tonight’s game at the Ford Center pic.twitter.com/s86ZtwQA5B
— Alex Rozier (@RozierReports) September 5, 2019
Among highlights of the game, the bands from both schools performed together at halftime.
Over 100, thousand dollars was raised through the sale of T-shirts supporting El Paso residents affected by the tragedy. WFAA-TV presented the check to a representative from an El Paso non-profit.
Meantime, in Odessa where 7 people were killed in a mass shooting last weekend, the city’s Permian High School hosted Franklin High of El Paso.
— Austin York (@realAustinYork) September 5, 2019
This is what #TexasHSfootball and healing are all about. Students from #Plano and El Paso #Eastwood met at midfield to exchange hugs #PlanoISDProud #GoTroop #ThursdayNightLights https://t.co/V1wkmzfwMO via @YouTube
— WFAA (@wfaa) September 6, 2019
(Copyright 2019 WBAP/KLIF 24/7 News. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)