Hutto football fans show support for El Paso High School
HUTTO, Texas - On Friday night, it didn't matter what color you wore, Hutto football fans cheered for both teams.
Hutto High School faced off against Del Valle High School from El Paso. The Conquistadors traveled about 10 hours from the Sun City that went dark on August 7th.
Eddie Sigala, a father of one of the Conquistador players, said the boys have come a long way and football helps them keep their minds off of what happened.
"I told the kids to just do their best and try to be better than what the person decided today and don't even think about that, Sigala said.
The Hutto High School band played Del Valle's school song. Hippos fans were also invited to sit on the away side to show support. Sandra Chino normally sits on the home side but took a seat next to her fellow El Pasoans.
"I'm from El Paso and it's very emotional to be here when I found out that Del Valle was coming I thought it's my home town, we have to support, even though I'm not from Del Valle, it's El Paso, we stand as one," Chino said.
The love shown by the Hutto nation was overwhelming for El Pasoans. Sandra Hughes was in El Paso when tragedy struck and stressed the importance of showing love during this difficult time.
"It just completely changes the city completely changed everybody's view of what is safe city we thought we were living in," Hughes said. "That's why it's so touching that there's so many people reaching out that want to people they don't even know."
In a sea of burnt orange, Hippo fans wore blue shirts that read "Hutto Nation is El Paso strong," solidarity El Pasoans say they'll carry with them on and off the field.
The game ended 38 to 14, Hutto.