Skip to comments.Texas high school football player goes viral for praying with opponent for mom who had cancer
Posted on 11/13/2019 8:44:33 AM PST by UMCRevMom@aol.com
SHERMAN, Texas (KETK) Texas high school football is king in Texas with many saying it is almost like a religion.
Well, two high schoolers are going viral for their sharing of religion after a game last week.
Sherman High School senior Gage Smith said he knew West Mesquite player Ty Jordan from a select 7-on-7 team they both played on.
Jordan's mom is battling cancer and Smith asked to pray with him after the game.
"I just had a moment with him praying over him, his mom, and his family," Smith said.
Smith said that it wasn't about the score, but more about showing compassion. The photo of them was posted by Jordans grandmother and has since blown up on social media.
As of this writing, it has been shared over 140,000 times.
"To see that it blew up I was very surprised by it, and I wasn't expecting it to be like that you know, I was just doing it for him and doing it for his mom and his family," Smith said.
Sherman head coach J.D. Martinez said that Smith is natural leader both on and off the field and that he is a young man who always seems to do the right thing.
"He's a true leader, and he has compassion, and it followed through for a lot of the guys on the team."
Smith said that it's an example of what sports can do for communities.
"Football brings people together in so many different ways, and that was just one example of it that night," Smith said.
I love it. Thanks for posting.
Tucker Carlson had them on his show briefly yesterday...
Have they been kicked out of school yet?
Thankfully, this is Texas, and you can still pray on a football field. ( In fact, there are probably as many prayers during football games as in churches! )
Not that uncommon as to real life I have witnessed growing up in the rural South.
There is still hope for America.
This is as it should be. A lovely, compassionate moment. Prayers for all of them and their families. Thank you for posting this.
God bless you for sharing that. Many here carrying some mighty big crosses.
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