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Vallivue girls soccer team honors Brent the farmer in their final home game

Posted: 10:05 PM, Oct 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-03 00:05:24-04

The Vallivue soccer team played their final game and although the girls lost to Bishop Kelly it was a special night for different reasons.

The team honored their seniors, but they also honored Brent Mai the Caldwell farmer who stopped what he was doing on September 11 and joined the girls to honor the National Anthem , a picture was taken it ended up going viral.

"I hope that we were able to convey to him what a big part of our team he has been this year," said Maria Rivera a parent of one of the seniors. "They are going to carry that memory with them through life, they will always remember that moment."

Brent Mai is a Vallivue alumn and he was in attendance to watch the girls play, the team held a ceremony at halftime where they presented Mai with a collage of pictures from the moment they shared.

"It was something I never really expected, but I'm glad this small act made such a large impact," said Brent Mai. "Because that small thing they just did for me means a lot, I really appreciate it and those pictures they gave me I will keep them forever."

Bishop Kelly has won 57 straight games they will be the number one seed when districts start next week, Vallivue has a shot to get third depending on what happens in the next few days.