Teamwork can accomplish many things, even things you may have thought were impossible.
A team of youth football players learned this lesson with their heroic actions on Thursday.
The Boise Black Knights U13 team was on their way back from competing in the Bay Area Spring Football League Tournament of Champions in San Jose when a car rolled over in front of one of the team vans on I-95 near the Oregon/Idaho border.
That’s when head coach Rudy Jackson and other players and coaches pulled over to help out the occupants inside.
“We had to stop and become heroes. It was just a little adversity,” said Jackson. “It’s almost an unreal story.”
The players had to do much more than just open a couple of car doors. After pulling the man out to safety, the team still had work to do.
The overturned car made it extremely difficult to get to the woman still trapped inside so the team had to work together to lift the car up so they could pull her out too.
“It just felt amazing that we could do what we did because I don’t want to imagine what would happen if we were not there to help,” said Regan Magill, a player on the team.
“I’m more than proud. I’m at a loss for words,” said Jackson. “They got out of the car like they were supposed to do that. It’s a great bunch of kids.”
To make things even better, the Black Knights won the championship in San Jose.