New mother fighting cancer honored at Atlantic Coast football game
Just before the game between First Coast High School and Atlantic Coast High School, a woman battling stomach cancer was honored on the 50-year line by players and coaches on both teams. She’s the 31-year old sister of the Atlantic Coast High School Football coach Mike Montemayor. And tonight was the first time little Tyler got to attend a football game coached by his uncle. So right before the start of the game, Milani was escorted out onto the field where she was honored by both teams and people in the stands. The coach of the First Coast High School Football team says he was using that moment to teach his players about life off the football field and what it truly means to be strong in the face of adversity.
‘He’s our miracle': Former Hilliard QB’s journey back from brain injury has been wild ride
Dowie went headfirst across the goal line on the score and went end over end. On Hilliard’s final offensive possession of the game, Dowie was intercepted and gave chase on the return. He had made it through emergency brain surgery, yet here he was, straining to get oxygen into his lungs. It was crazy [to not be able to talk].”‘He’s our miracle'A year after brain surgery, Dowie isn’t slowed down at all by his head injury. “I think it’s funny.”As for regrets about how his senior year went, Dowie said that he doesn’t think like that.