In this Aug. 10, 2016 photo, Harrold High School senior Brady Blakely, left, stands with teammate Olivia Perez in Harrold, Texas. Blakely is the primary reason Perez decided to try and help the Harrold High football team salvage their season. Blakely wanted to have one last year to play football to honor his father, who passed away from cancer in November 2015. The team needed six players to compete and only had five before Perez.
In this Aug. 10, 2016 photo, Harrold High School senior Brady Blakely, left, stands with teammate Olivia Perez in Harrold, Texas. Blakely is the primary reason Perez decided to try and help the Harrold High football team salvage their season. Blakely wanted to have one last year to play football to honor his father, who passed away from cancer in November 2015. The team needed six players to compete and only had five before Perez. Chance Baskerville Vernon Daily Record via AP
In this Aug. 10, 2016 photo, Harrold High School senior Brady Blakely, left, stands with teammate Olivia Perez in Harrold, Texas. Blakely is the primary reason Perez decided to try and help the Harrold High football team salvage their season. Blakely wanted to have one last year to play football to honor his father, who passed away from cancer in November 2015. The team needed six players to compete and only had five before Perez. Chance Baskerville Vernon Daily Record via AP

Small-town Texas girl who saved a football season part of ESPN feature

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