Westwood Warriors will be cheering for their rivals Friday.
Brenham High School Senior Justin Davis suffered a stroke after football practice Wednesday and is in intensive care. The Westwood Warriors are coming together to show their support for the Cubs at a football scrimmage Friday.
"When we heard this young man was ill, and his family needed help, we wanted to jump in and support -- community to community, player-to-player, parent-to-parent," Westwood Football Booster Club Member Tracey Brown said.
Davis is Brenham High School’s All-District defensive back. He reportedly complained of a headache after Wednesday morning’s practice. Shortly after being checked for a concussion, Davis began having trouble with his balance and was rushed to the hospital.
The news spread quickly.
"I know he's one heck of a football player. He's one heck of an athlete, and whenever you hear of any kid that's suffered like Justin has, you just feel bad and your heart hurts," Westwood Head Coach Anthony Wood said.
Westwood fans decided to raise money to help the Davis family.
"As a parent, we all feel that same obligation to help every other parent when a tragedy like this happens, everybody needs to step in and hold them up," Brown said.
Despite their rivalry, Westwood fans say it’s showing their support that’s more important right now.
"[We just want to] let them know that there are people out there that do care even though there's no one here that knows him," Wood said.
Davis has undergone two surgeries. The Warriors hope to present the Cubs with a check for Davis after the scrimmage Friday.