Moms' powder puff football game

By Bob Hallmark - bio | email

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Some East Texas moms hit the gridiron to help out one boy fighting for his life in the hospital.

Sundays were made for football. But the game of the day was not played in Dallas or any other pro stadium. It was a powder puff game right here in East Texas.

Ready for battle, Lowe's Angels and Kaegan's Crusaders squared off at Lindale high school stadium.

"We really didn't think we would have as big a turnout as we did. We figured there may be enough for two teams only. It was shocking to find that right at 70 women did it," said Crusader wide receiver Jana Coley.

The gridiron ladies held the game to raise money for Lindale second grader Kaegan Lowe, who suffered a stroke in September, extremely rare for his age group, and remains in Baylor Hospital.

"You see it out here, and you see all these people coming for a little 7 year old boy that this wasn't supposed to happen to," said Kaegans father Matthew Lowe.

Every player on the field was a mom.

"We know what it feels like if something were to happen to our child," Coley said.

For Kaegan's family, it was an emotional sight seeing how many people got involved in the effort.

"I knew that the people around him really wanted to show their support. I didn't know it would come to this," Matthew said.

The final score was Lowe's Angels 8, Kaegan's Crusaders 6.

All proceeds from the game go to help Kaegan's family with medical bills.

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