You might have noticed an extra team captain representing Lake Highlands during the coin toss of last week’s playoff game with North Garland. You also might have noticed this captain was a little shorter than the others, and using crutches.
That was Will Morgan, a Merriman Park sixth-grader and SVAA football player who was recently diagnosed with bone cancer. Will was made an honorary captain for the game and the LH players wore "Will to Win" stickers with his jersey number on their helmets during the game.
"He’s a young man pretty connected to some of our kids," LH coach Scott Smith said. "Anything we can do to encourage and help, we wanted to do it. The team captains got all the kids to sign a football for him and, if it was possible, they wanted him to be a game captain."
Smith said the "Will to Win" stickers will remain on the Wildcats’ helmets throughout the playoffs.
"Four more weeks, hopefully," he said.
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