by Joe Hall | Photos by Amanda Hall
No one fights alone was the phase of the day yesterday for the Lavaca football team. Prior to the game tonight against the Mansfield Tigers, the Golden Arrows loaded up on the bus a took a field trip to celebrate Bailey Vann’s 18th Birthday. Bailey, number 64, the senior nose guard and center who recently had surgery to remove a tumor between his heart and lung. Bailey came home from Children’s Hospital last Sunday.
As the Golden Arrows entered the field tonight they busted through the run through quite different than usual tonight. They did not run, they walked out, and they did so with an awesome show of solidarity and brotherhood. They were lead out by Bailey and walked out in groups of 5 with their arms lock. When Bailey was seen leading the team, he received a standing ovation from the home crowd. Lavaca High Schools Facebook page shows pictures from the birthday party with the hashtag “#noonefightsalone” which is becoming the mantra of this special group of young men. See previous article Boys of Fall.
The Arrows fell short of victory on the gridiron tonight, losing 47-0 to Mansfield, but they continue to prove that they are highly victorious in life. The Arrows will go on the road next Friday to take on Two Rivers. Arrow fans, come out and support them as they look to rebound and gain some momentum heading into conference play.