*Game played in memory of Connor Ausland and Jack Harnsongkram
**This isn't quite "Duck News" but its still worth seeing. Its absolutely mind blowning the amount of support and love that's shared when a community packs the house to honor two fallen young men.
Photo from 1 hour before the game.
Photo from after the game, as students form a ring around the team's post-game huddle at mid-court.
"Connor’s in the house," Greg Ausland, Connor’s father, said to the crowd at South’s gym during a halftime speech along with Saman Harnsongkram, whose son, Jack, also died in the accident. "He wouldn’t miss this for anything."
"It was always our dream as kids growing up to someday fill every bleacher up there," said VanderKley, who along with teammates Gus Craig and Aaron Honn had been classmates with Ausland since kindergarten. "Connor is looking down on us, giving a great big smile and knowing all these people were here for him.