The Cullman Cyclones welcomed the Good Hope Outlaws to Saturday nights Pee Wee match up. To say Sportsmanship and Love were in the air would be an understatement. The Cyclones lost the biggest fan to a car accident last Sunday. Amy Drake never disappointed when it came to cheering on the Cyclones. From the pom poms to the megaphone, Amy always brought the spirit. She not only would cheer on her son Asher but the entire Cyclones team were her children and Momma Drake cheered for every single child on that field.
The Outlaws showed a tremendous amount of Sportsmanship. During the coin toss, Asher along with his brothers Dawson and Isaac and his sister Siddalee were honorary team captains. Every member from the Outlaws met them at midfield and shook their hands. The Outlaws presented Asher with a signed football from the team and expressed their love to him. The Outlaws made signs, had cowbells, shakers, and cheered loud for Asher just as his momma would do.
Asher finished the game with 4 touchdowns and an interception on defense. Asher said after the game “ It felt good playing that game for my momma. My momma always said never give up so I didn’t stop until I was in the end zone”
Cyclones Head Coach Mike Pitts had this to say about the game:
“Tonight’s game was all about honoring Momma Drake. We knew going into this game it would be a very emotional night, with everything that was planned. Even the Good Hope Outlaws went above and beyond to show their love and support for a fellow competitor. Honestly, we didn’t know how Asher would respond under the circumstances but as it turned out he played his best game yet for his mother.
Every year we find a slogan for our team, I don’t know why but In about week 2 we chose family as our team motto. There have been so many things that came up and made it very clear that we made the right choice. Our team has grown to be very close and we look out for one another. As a coach, I could not be more proud of my boys and the way they have bonded together. But tonight we all played for Momma Drake.”