Lancaster, NY – Before Friday night's big rivalry football game between Lancaster and Depew, the family of James Metz was honored on the field.
James passed away last month in a plane crash, and his little brother is honoring him by raising money for memorial basketball courts.
The football team had a surprise for Donovan Metz, 12, as the Metz family gathered in the rain on Lancaster's football field wearing James' favorite color, blue.
As the team got ready to play football, a Marine told the players, "You guys are gonna do amazing tonight."
But what that Marine may not have known was that these teenagers also did something amazing that had nothing to do with being star athletes and everything to do with being good people.
They wanted to let Donovan know that he has their support in his efforts to honor his late big brother.