Act of Kindness Saves Playoffs for Peewee Football Team

A North Texas peewee football team had dreams of ending the season with a win, but they were disappointed when their opponents forfeited at the last minute.

Word got out, and the next day nearly the entire Grapevine High School football team – a team competing in their own playoffs – lined up on the sidelines instead.

"We played on Friday night and I was on my way to the field house the next morning and had a text from a parent that said, 'Hey, the third graders are in a bind and can we get some guys?' And so I said, 'Sure!'" said head coach Randy Jackson.

"We wanted to give them the opportunity to play since I played little league football, so I know how much fun it was to play in those big games," said GHS senior Jordan Thomas.

Video of the match up has been shared online hundreds of times.

This game was so important to the Mustang Panthers 3rd Grade Pee Wee team because they suffered their first loss of the season the week before. Saturday's game was seen as a chance for them to redeem themselves.

Even though the high schoolers are more than twice as tall as the third graders, the peewee team walked away with a 20-13 win.

"I was screaming, I was so happy," said third grader Davis Marino.

"First and last game are always important, and we won our last game. That's what really matters," said third grader Jake Sauls.

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