Members of a youth football team in Boise, Idaho were returning home from a tournament over the Memorial Day weekend when they saved a couple from a car that crashed right in front of them.
According to the Idaho Statesman, The Black Knights, a team of 12-14-year-old football players, were on their way home from the Bay Area Spring Football League (BASFL) Tournament in San Jose on Monday when a car rolled over in front of one of the three vans the team was traveling in. The players and coaches reportedly got out of their van and rushed to the scene of the crash.
“We had to stop and become heroes. It was just a little adversity. … It’s almost an unreal story,” said coach Rudy Jackson.
Regan Magill, a player on the team who took the video of the incident, said the red Jeep in front of them rolled over four times before landing on its hood on the side of the road.
“We stopped because we care about others before ourselves,” Magill said. “We just wanted to know if they were OK. It wasn’t really something we thought about. We just instantly pulled over.”
Team members pulled the driver from the car then pushed on the the side of the overturned car to raise it up enough for another player to grab the woman stuck inside.
“It just felt amazing that we could do what we did because I don’t want to imagine what would happen if we were not there to help,” Magill said.
The Black Knights were heroes on the field as well, defeating a team from San Jose to win the BASFL tournament.