Community rallies for Legacy High School at homecoming game

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- Athletics can serve as a way to bring people together in times of tragedy, and certainly help continue the healing process.

Friday night's show of support was exactly what Legacy High School needed as the football team and community came together for homecoming night.

The emotions remained sky high. Support and sportsmanship from the opposing team were sincere and much needed as the school continues to fight through.

"Everyone at the school could testify it has been a tough week," senior Josh Chamberlain said. "Monday was definitely the hardest of the days, but most of this week has been around uniting this school."

A week has yet to pass after a tragic school bus accident near Denver International Airport took the life of the driver and left three Legacy High School coaches with serious injuries.

Playing the homecoming game against Prairie View on Friday night was in doubt, but the students say the football team wanted to play and they fully supported the decision.

"The football game is a representation of how we are going to go forward with the Legacy Strong mindset," senior and student body president Clarissa Shelley said.

The outpouring of support has come nationwide.

"Every single day we got to school this week there would be a brand new poster that a school sent us where they all signed their names and said we love you Legacy," Shelley said.

And even a couple members from the Super Bowl champion Broncos provided their encouragement.

"The community outreach and support of one another has taught us that even in tough times like this past week everyone will reach out for us," Chamberlain said.

A week of incredible support after a tragic situation that the students say has brought out the best in them.

"We definitely are not allowing the circumstances to hold us back from moving forward and growing and doing it out of support of the people impacted by the accident," Shelley said.

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