Last week hundreds of football fans packed City Bank Stadium in Forney to witness the annual “Unity Bowl” football rivalry between Forney High and North Forney High School.
Culminating after a week of community inspired activities, both student bodies celebrated their unified commitment to the town they represent by conducting several presentations just before the game started.
Kicking off the presentation's was FISD Superintendent Suzanne McWilliams and the FISD Board of Directors who gathered near the north goal post to honor the 1965-66 Jackrabbits football team in recognition of their 50th anniversary.
Following next, several dozen elementary school students were announced as they ran out on to the field in recognition of their schools efforts to collect can foods for the Forney Food Pantry.
Next the Forney Lions Club presented the Forney Unity Way with a $600.00 donation which was collected from the Unity Bowl Parade entries. And lastly, Brookshire's Grocery stores awarded each school $500.00.
The FHS and the NFHS Student Council’s next exchanged honorary gifts and shortly there after the crowd respectfully listened as the NFHS Choir sang the National Anthem.
The game was a blow-out in which the Jackrabbits defeated the Falcons 37 to 19, however both school bands did an awesome job performing during half-time along with a very special performance jointly presented by the Forney Highsteppers and the North Forney Sapphire Strutters.