Looking Back: How HS Football brought Michiana communities together after 9-11

By: Chuck Freeby
By: Chuck Freeby

10 years ago, sports stopped across America to observe a national tragedy. When 9-11 happened, no one was sure how to resume a daily routine.

Three days after the Towers collapsed in New York City, the attack on the Pentagon and the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, high school football did resume for many communities throughout Michiana.

On that night, we learned how sports is so much more powerful than just the scores. It's about an escape for those on the field and those in the stands. It's about rallying together to show that true American spirit.

Click on the video link above to watch Chuck Freeby's incredible story from the Concord-Goshen game and how these two Elkhart communities came together not as rivals--but as neighbors---through the sport of football.


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