Pirates helping Pirates, Wylie H.S. showing support for Rockport
The bleachers at Rockport Fulton's High school stadium haven't been full since Hurricane Harvey hit.
"Just like football season, it's not been easy. Either is coming back from a hurricane. It's very difficult," said Rockport Fulton Head Football Coach Jay Seibert. "There are a lot of challenges you don't really know about until you're apart of it."
These days, Friday night's in South Texas are about so much more than just playing a game.
"If you come here at 3:30 and watch the kids unload from the buses, the ones that are playing football go straight to their locker rooms and they're gearing up. They're laughing and high five-ing one another amongst all of the disaster in Rockport."
This Friday night, Rockport Fulton will be facing off against Ingleside and they'll be getting a little help in the stands from some fellow pirates at Wylie High School. Students and faculty will be making the drive in charter buses to attend the game with handwritten notes and donations. They want their fellow pirates to have a fan section that they deserve.
"Were able to go and help out with morale and support. We have something in common and they're able to know that we're there for them," said Nadia Allen, Wylie High School student body president.
"We're taking a little AHMO with us when we travel to Rockport," said Wylie High School Principal Virdie Montgomery. "They may not understand what that is when we get there, but it's what we use to bring pirates together."
The Rockport Fulton football team is getting the Friday night experience they so desperately need.
"They said coach, we're going to have a big crowd Friday night," said Coach Seibert. "We have a bunch of people from Wylie coming and our fans. They're excited about it as a whole."