Athletes honor fallen heroes

Members of the Avonworth and New Brighton football teams entered Lenzner Stadium behind two flag bearers as both teams honored members of their communities who had been killed in war. Families of the fallen heroes were present as football players took on the name of one of the lost, and played the game using those names. This “Gold Star Game” is the first of its kind to be held in this area, and the first to include both teams. The game was organizaed by an Avonworth graduate who now lives in New Brighton, and the mother of one of Avonworth’s players, assisted by the football booster organizations at both schools.