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Two bitter rivals put their differences aside to create a touching moment.

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Published on Mar 20, 2011

Just a week before his last game on senior night, Free State High's beloved star player Eric Watson suffered a devastating injury, tearing his achilles tendon. He was hoping to finish his career on a high note in a clash with Free State's biggest rival - LHS. The two coaches Chuck Law and Mike Lewis decided to do something very unconventional and allow the senior to start his last game even though he couldn't put any weight on his foot and was wearing a protective boot. It was a classy gesture and an unforgettable moment that reminded us what highs school athletics should be all about. Kudos to the two coaches, the players, the schools and everyone involved.

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jamn610
rip headphone users including myself
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DarkHiddenWaters
ROFL, That comment cracked me up:D
Bill Jenkins
LMAO.......Classic STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN MOMENT !!!!!!!!
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Duck Mafia
The daps from the enemy team at the end shows true sportsmanship. 
DAVID4GAMER
one word......respect. you dont have it, then what makes you a human then?
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DAVID4GAMER
no, he was a horrible person, but his character was forjed by a horrible past as child, but well in those times, there werent many solutions
gusdahlehhater
+King 4_$$hole Hitler was a good guy. he was just misunderstood.
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sammy doutt
I feel sry for any of those that don't understand this as being sportsmanship. "It's not if you win or lose, It's how you play the game"  Class & respect are the best skills you could ever exhibit when representing your sport.
Chael Storm
So I was on my earphones at full volume when I played it. Now I think it's bleeding
TheClumzylerch
+Chael Storm yup
MeganKxy
+Chael Storm Same here! >-<
Juan Andrés
i was waiting for tha cobra kai moment, you know "sweep the leg!!"
Michael Moore
Juan Andrés Lmfao!!!!!
Allliah Pittman
r.i.p to my ear drums u were my favorite when i listened to music 3-12-16
USC1963
More class shown here in this game, than is seen in many, many others across these United States. ALL the players, Coaches, and the Cheerleaders of BOTH schools should be commended, as they ALL exhibited what it means to be a POSITIVE role model for future players and Cheer leaders. I do salute them all.
Mike Wiles
Its called compassion, look it up
Alec Velasquez
lol imagine if that injured guy started over you i would be pissed
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torontothegood
+Alec Velasquez i have to call it out the Eric Watson did a very UNSPORTSMANLIKE gesture right after tip-off. He immediatel TURNED HIS MUTHAFUCKIN' back on the gracious LHS team who provided this special moment for him. Watch and see how the LHS players have run up to him from behind to congratulate Eric as he quickly walks AWAY from them after the tip-off .. not once acknowledging the other team 0:57 ... what a douche bag!
Deon Woods
+Alec Velasquez welll the dude started already but he got injured before the last game and all he did that game was the jump ball to be nice
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