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Leaders of the Pack
Leaders of the Pack
Leaders of the Pack
Leaders of the Pack

My son Blake Pyron and his Best Friend Austin Waters suit up every Friday night in Sanger jerseys and lead the team out of the tunnel and onto the field — an honor bestowed on the two friends by their Sanger teammates. Blake and Austin have been Best Friends since they were toddlers. They work the sidelines during games providing the players with water and encouragement and occasionally serve as momentary Indians cheerleaders. And now, thanks to an idea initiated by senior defensive end Dalton Hassell, one of Sanger’s four captains, Pryon and Waters are the team’s leaders when it comes to running onto the field prior to kickoff. Dalton Hassell Football Captain has known Pyron and Waters since elementary school, and last year he was a mentoring pal to Pyron at Sanger High School. After seeing a video clip of the Nebraska football team in which a young fan suffering from cancer was given the chance to run for a touchdown in the Cornhuskers’ spring game, Hassell decided that Pyron and Waters should have a bigger role with the Sanger team. The idea became a reality before Sanger’s home opener. With Blake and Austin leading the Team they have WON the last four games! Blake and Austin are called the Indians’ lucky charms. The whole community is cheering on Blake and Austin! 

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Holly Bishop, United States, TX
11/6/2013 1:37:17 PM
Austin is my younger cousin , im not sure anyone will ever know how much impact this has all had on him , he just lights up when you talk about you have all truly touched our family . what a blessing

Mary Ann Pyron - Blake's mommy , United States, TX
10/30/2013 10:22:24 PM
We feel so Blessed by everyone's kind words & support ! God Bless , The Pyrons

Butch Blanton, United States, NE
10/21/2013 10:21:00 AM
Super Stars !!!!

mike smith, United States, TX
10/18/2013 1:44:49 PM
All i can say about this story is WOW!!!!! So much love!!!!!!!!

Bruce P Birdsong, United States, TX
10/18/2013 8:13:42 AM
My kids all went to a 'competitor' of Sanger, and all I can say is this group of Sanger students get it! They are learning life lessons far more than what is taught in the classroom. I have both family and friends that teach for Sanger, I would not hesitate to send my grandkids there, you guys are a class act! You make north Texas proud!

Laura Barnhart, United States, TX
10/18/2013 8:08:19 AM

Shannon Lance, United States, TX
10/17/2013 4:13:14 PM

Jobin Panicker, United States, TX
10/17/2013 12:44:48 PM
Happy for all your families and fans! Go Sanger!

Mary Ann Pyron, United States, TX
10/17/2013 10:11:40 AM
We are so Blessed !!!! Thank you for ALL your support and loving comments !! Blake's mommy

Tammy Niemczyk, United States, TX
10/17/2013 9:35:43 AM

Mary Forrest, United States, TX
10/17/2013 8:52:52 AM
Blake and Austin, Thank you both for showing all of us how love should be unconditional.

Janet Bird, United States, TX
10/17/2013 8:26:36 AM
My Heros!!

Laurie, United States, TX
10/17/2013 7:53:07 AM
Our fans LOVE them! This makes us PROUD of our kiddos!

Linda Hewlett, United States, TX
10/17/2013 7:43:21 AM
These are 2 of the sweetest boys you could ever know. I get hugs everyday. They make SHS a special place.

Teresa Brown, United States, TX
10/17/2013 6:45:32 AM
Love.... just love...

Dalton Hassell, United States, TX
10/17/2013 6:33:11 AM
Our lucky charms are awesome!

Stephanie Holzer, United States, TX
10/17/2013 6:18:39 AM
Our Lucky Charms. Love this team!

Dianna Wilson, United States, TX
10/16/2013 10:39:42 PM
These boys are simply amazing & touch the lives of everyone that have the honor to know them... GO INDIANS!

Lori Morrison, United States, TX
10/16/2013 9:49:16 PM
Awesome Story!!!

Lauren Shuman, United States, TX
10/16/2013 9:40:56 PM
We love our good luck charms!

Patricia Crain, United States, TX
10/16/2013 9:35:47 PM
We love Austin and Blake!!

Jody Rodriguez, United States, TX
10/16/2013 9:33:10 PM
Go lucky charms!!

jeremy wright, United States, TX
10/16/2013 9:31:34 PM
Its a very touching story....warms my heart.

Katelin D, United States, TX
10/16/2013 9:21:02 PM
Is broad lke neon

Rebecca O'Shields, United States, TX
10/16/2013 9:17:34 PM

Coach Galbreath, United States, TX
10/16/2013 9:16:38 PM
Keep leading us to victory! You guys are a big part of our team and True Sanger Indians! Coach Galbreath

Shannon Saylor, United States, TX
10/16/2013 9:07:03 PM
We love our lucky charms!!

Tanya Hickman, United States, TX
10/16/2013 9:01:09 PM
Great job

Tami L Armstrong, United States, TX
10/16/2013 8:01:52 PM

melissa, United States, TX
10/13/2013 4:29:19 PM
so love following their friendship on my facebook

Jodi Floyd, United States, TX
10/12/2013 8:27:47 AM
They are the bestest of friends.... Go Sanger Indians!!!!!!

Jimmy Waters, United States, TX
10/12/2013 8:18:05 AM
Good luck Austin and Blake!!! We love y'all!!!

Kathryn Christian, United States, NE
10/11/2013 10:12:24 PM
Wonderful, heartwarming story!

heather allen, United States, TX
10/11/2013 8:02:32 PM
Love my cousin blake

Janet Tippit, United States, TX
10/11/2013 7:35:57 PM
We love our Sanger Indians. They are the best.

Jan Morrison, United States, TX
10/11/2013 6:45:17 PM
These young men have taken this leadership role and made it so much fun for our school. They have true school spirit. So proud of them!

Cindy Waters, United States, TX
10/11/2013 5:04:26 PM
We loved our Sanger Indian!!! So Proud of them all!!!

Lisa Nix, United States, TX
10/11/2013 3:18:37 PM
Very deserving young men! Good luck to you and I hope you WIN! :)

Lori Gaines, United States, TX
10/11/2013 2:37:28 PM

Debbie Vega, United States, OK
10/11/2013 2:06:47 PM
These young men deserve to win..

Amy PATTERSON, United States, TX
10/11/2013 12:34:43 PM
What an inspiration. These two boys have hearts of gold and so does this team. Way to go Austin and Blake and the Sanger Indians!

Mary Ann Pyron , United States, TX
10/11/2013 12:17:52 PM
We LOVE this TEAM !!!!

KRISTI MURRAY, United States, TX
10/11/2013 12:05:01 PM

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