Central High football team receives award

By News Staff

news@abc6.com

A local high school football team is getting big recognition off the field.

A pep rally at Central High School Monday congratulated the school’s football team after they won the National “Fight Like Dylan Award” from the Russell Athletic Company.

The award is presented to one high school athletic program in the country that demonstrates strength and determination.

Coach Peter Rios says the team did just that when they lost three teammates suddenly in the last two years.

“Through perseverance.  Through hard work.  Through supporting ourselves our family our teammates and supporting each other there is absolutely nothing we can’t accomplish here in the world.”

Last week, the boys flew down to Orlando where they were presented with a $50,000 check.

The money will go towards new uniforms and equipment for the team.

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