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Something For Nellie

Their final road trip began before sunrise on a Saturday morning in December. On the bus ride to Foxboro the sky lit up a bright orange which just happens to be part of their school colors. Once inside Gillette Stadium the Middleborough high school football team was feeling the usual butterflies prior to a big game. Middleborough was about to play THE game of their young lives and the butterflies felt more like falcons in their bellies. The Sachems battle cry all year was "FAM" for family. It was their twitter handle, it was printed on their footballs and before each game they raised their hands and yelled "1-2-3 FAM" before they burst onto the field.

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