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Texoma football team honors injured player

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ANTLERS, OK- For a community in Texoma a football game means so much more than the sport. Despite what happened on the field, to them, it was about honoring an injured player.

Back in September Holdenville Wolverine Oske Lowe received a severe heard injury. He's currently in a rehabilitation center. Teams have showed their support by sporting Lowe's number, but the Antlers Bearcats did something different.

Balloons flew high up into the night sky at the Antlers Bearcat stadium. All in support of #8 Oske Lowe from the opposing team.

"We're here for them. Even though this is competition we're here for them," said Antlers team captain Eric Ricker.

Lowe received a severe head injury in a game against Shawnee back in September. Team captains say the game hasn't been the same since.

"He was everything to the team. He always made us laugh. He's my best friend. We just need him back," said Holdenville team captain Anthony Couffer.

Antlers team captains walked to the center of the field with balloons in hand. After the captains shook hands the balloons were sent off. Then the crowd in the stands followed.

" We're all one brother hood in football," said Antlers team captain Levi Wing.

The Holdenville coach says Lowe has been able to open his eyes and can feel pain. His teammates say the support from their football brothers has been overwhelming.

"It's made us closer and come together. It's means so much to us the support we're seeing for Oser. It's makes the team feel good," said Holdenville team captain Ryan Sherry.

As the season goes on the wolverines know players around the state are praying for number 8.

"We have an unbelievable amount of great coaches in Oklahoma. They're support is great," said Holdenville head coach Bill Williams.

Thursday night was also pink out night in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Fans wore pink to show their support and recognized cancer survivors.

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