|Published:||Aug 23, 2013 8:50 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 24, 2013 1:16 AM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- They might have different numbers on their jerseys, but on Friday night these two teams and their fans had only one number on their minds, and that's the number four.
"When he gets to labelle high school he's going to be a cowboy definitely," said Chris Siner, the head coach of the LaBelle Cowboys.
Zachary Reyna would be only the fourth person to survive a deadly brain-eating amoeba. And like their shirst say - they're praying for number four.
"Not only are our coaches wearing them, but people in school today everybody was wearing it and also LaBelle Middle School they were all wearing it. It really hurts because it's a reminder constantly that someone is going through something so much more than you are. And it really hits me hard," said Ivana Gonzalez, a senior at LaBelle High School.
The Immokalee High School Booster Club took it one step further, raising money for Reyna and his family as the Immokalee football team faced LaBelle. Putting a rivarly behind them.
"It does mean a lot to start the year off with something very positive thats a little bit bigger than football," said Allen.
Tony Allen, the Immokalee High School Athletic Director, said the Reyna family have roots here in Immokalee.
"It's just an idea a community thing that we really felt that we needed to do given the circumstances that Zachary's in right now."
Allen said this won't be the only fundraiser for Zachary. They're also planning to hold other events throughout the season.