Let's all give the Boise Black Knights a 'Huge Shoutout!' Not just for their 11-0 season and big Championship win, but for being superheroes!
On Tuesday night, the team of 13 and 14-year-old boys, had just won The Bay Area Spring Football League Tournament of Champions in San Jose, and they were on their way back home to Idaho on U.S. 95 in Oregon.
The father of one of the players was driving one of the team vans, when he saw, about 150 feet in front of them, a red Jeep that drove off the road kicking up dust. As he slowed down he realized that the car had crashed and overturned.
He got out of the car to see how bad the accident was, and realized the couple in the car were trapped. So he and the boys sprung into action, and they were able to get the husband out quickly, but the wife was still stuck and no matter how hard they tried, they couldn't budge the car enough to get her out.
About 20 minutes later, the other team van showed up and the rest of the boys got out to help and they all pitched in to move the car enough to get her out.
The couple was taken to a hospital and the team went on their way.
When video taken by Regan Magill, one of the team's players went viral, Coach Rudy Jackson said their phone rang nonstop for interview requests with local and national media.
Coach Jackson told the Idaho Statesman:
"I'm more than proud. I'm at a loss for words. They got out of the car like they were supposed to do that...it's a great bunch of kids."
Police say the accident is believed to have been caused by high winds.
According to the Sheriff's Department, the couple is expected to make a full recovery and the team has made plans to visit them.