The city of Uvalde needed this in a bad way.
After a summer plagued with grief, anxiety, and anger, Uvalde found an escape, celebrating the high school’s first home football game of the season.
With 36 seconds left to go, Uvalde’s offense went insane on C.C. Winn High School’s defense that started with an improbably 51-year run. On the very next play, Uvalde took the lead with a one-handed touchdown reception.
It was a storybook victory for Uvalde, winning 34-28.
Uvalde’s stadium is just 2.4 miles from Robb Elementary School, where 19 elementary students and two teachers were killed on May 24th.
Community support was on full display as families repping “Uvalde strong” shirts filled the stands. Uvalde held a prayer and 21 seconds of silence before the game, commemorating the 21 victims killed.