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Church shooting victims to be honored at Floresville, Southside football game

Fans asked to wear white for Friday night's game

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FLORESVILLE, Texas – Fans attending Friday night's football game between Floresville and Southside are being asked to wear white to honor the Sutherland Springs church shooting victims.

According to the Floresville Independent School District Facebook page, superintendents from both districts want fans to spread the message of hope.

The game will decide the District 29-5A championship, but district officials want the competition to be met with "unity, solidarity, grief and love."

Images: Remembering the church shooting victims

Floresville ISD superintendent Sherri Bays said she appreciates the support people have shown for the students, families and communities affected by the tragedy. 

"As we move forward with our children in the days to come, it is comforting to see and feel the support that surrounds us," she said. "Standing together strengthens us. The attendance and spirit of love means more to us than you may ever know."

Southside ISD superintendent Mark Eads echoed Bays' sentiments.

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"It is in times like these that it is important we all stand together in the face of evil acts. Our children always come first," he said. "Southside is here to support our sister schools in whatever way we can. Our hearts and prayers are with Floresville and all the other districts affected." 

The post said that the color white signifies peace and love. 

"We hope to spread the message with this effort so that all communities can heal and find comfort during this time of tragedy," the post said.

WEAR WHITE FRIDAY NIGHT. Tonight, at the prayer service, we will come together as a community to begin the healing...

Posted by Floresville ISD on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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