Gage Smith, a football player from Sherman High School (North of Dallas) recently played a game against Ty Jordan and his team from Mesquite. Gage had heard that Ty's mom was battling with Stage 4 cancer, so after the game ended, he asked Ty if he could pray with him. The two knelt together on the field to pray for Ty's mom, and a photo taken of them praying has since gone viral.
Rather than focusing only on crushing his opponent and winning the game, Gage Smith was concerned for the personal life and struggles of Ty and his family.
Gage's coach says this is typical behavior from him. "I see that kind of stuff weekly from him...I’m glad that other people are having the opportunity to see it, too.”
Gage later went on to say, "I would've done that whether we would've won or lost. During the game we're enemies and we're gonna play and try to win the game, but you still have that respect for the other opponent. I wanted to do that for him."
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