TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Not every young man gets to experience the Friday night lights in East Texas.
Every year, the Grace Cougars do their best to help a group of boys live that experience.
"Whether it is running out of the tunnel or the cheerleaders cheering or the band playing or them lining up for the nation anthem," said Grace head coach Mike Maddox. "It is a Tuesday, but it is Friday night lights for them."
It's a game Maddox loves to host.
For the 6th year, Maddox and his Grace Cougars invited the children from Azleway Boys Ranch to take the field with them.
"For some of these kids it is the 4th or 5th year they have been over here, so it gives us the chance once a year to renew some friendships," said Maddox. "They come over with some great memories and it makes great memories for us too."