It’s been a long time since this high school has had a taste of victory – but after almost a decade of losses, their team finally pulled through.
The Diamond Hill-Jarvis Eagles high school football team of Fort Worth, Texas won their first game in 8 years earlier this week.
In the first game of the season, the players won 40 to 12 against Conrad High School, marking the end of their 77-game losing streak.
When the students returned to class on Friday morning, the school held a spontaneous parade through the hallways so that the players could high five their peers and revel in their success – all while songs from the Rocky III soundtrack were playing over the speakers.
“I am glad this did end because all of those coaches and players had worked so hard; I know this weighed very heavily on them,” high school principal James Garcia told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
“But it really wasn’t until the game all over, when it hit me: We had not won here in eight years. That’s when I started to feel for all of those players, all of those coaches, all of the people who had been here before and had never won. That this win wasn’t just for our coaches and our players right now, but for the community and all of the kids who had played here before.”
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