Local High School Football Player Finds His Special Team Off The Field

Local High School Football Player Finds His Special Team Off The Field
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BATTERY CELL IS THE CULPRIT. THE COMPANY SAYS ITS REPLACEMENT PHONES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN TWO WEEKS. THE FOOTBALL SEASON HAS KICKED OFF FOR MANY LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS. AND UNFORTUNATELY, THE BENSALEM OWLS HAVEN’T WON A FOOTBALL GAME SINCE 2013 BUT FOR SENIOR MARTIN IT’S THE TEAM THAT LED HIM HOME. NICOLE BREWER HAS MORE ON HIS JOURNEY DOWN THE FIELD. Reporter: AS THE SUNSET, THE BENSALEM OWLS PREPARED FOR FRIDAY NIGHT’S FOOTBALL. THE SENIOR CAPTAIN SALINE MARTIN READY TO TACKLE THE CHALLENGE. IT’S NOT ABOUT THE WIN. IT’S ABOUT THE TEAM THAT MAKE YOU PROUD. Reporter: A TEAM THAT HADN’T WON IN THREE YEARS. IT STARTED BECAUSE HE WAS MISSING DINNER AT THE GROUP HOME, BOB AND MEDICALLY IS A ADAMS MET HIM THROUGH THEIR SON, ONE RIDE HOME LED TO ANOTHER. AN INVITE TO DINNERS TURNED INTO FAMILY WEEKENDS AT THE SHORE. KIDS ARE BORED. SALINE WHO IS WAS FOSTER CARE MOST OF HIS LIFE. IT WAS A LOVE HE NEVER KNOWN AND MUTUAL. IN JANUARY SHORTLY BEFORE HIS 18TH BIRTHDAY, MELISSA ASKED TO ADOPT HIM. SHE SAID TO ME, YOU DO NOT BE A PART OF THIS FAMILY, BE A PART. YOU DON’T GOT TO HOLD BACK ON TRUST. SOME OF THE PEOPLE, PEOPLE STARE, PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, JUST — THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND, LIKE I TELL HIM, THEY DON’T HAVE TO UNDERSTANDING THIS IS OUR FAMILY. WE DO WHAT WE WANT. Reporter: WIN OR LOSE, SALINE SAYS HE LEARNS WHAT MATTERS MOTORIST IS WHO’S CHEERING YOU ON. I JUST TURN AROUND AND WAVE TO TEN PEOPLE AND THAT’S ALL FAMILY RIGHT THERE. SO THAT’S A GOOD PART ABOUT IT. IF I’M HAVING A BAD GAME, I’M NOT GOING TO HAVE A BAD NIGHT WHEN I LEAVE THE STADIUM I’M HAPPY TO REPORT THE ALBUM OWLS BROKE THEIR 29 GAME LOSING STREAK BEATING WILLIAM TENANT 23-17. HE WENT HOME WITH A MILITARY HONOR LEADERSHIP AWARD AND I CAN TELL YOU HE HAD QUITE A CHEERING SECTION. INDEED. WONDERFUL STORY. MAN WHAT A PERFECT WAY TO CAP IT OFF.

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