Brandon and Goodrich High School Football Teams Honor First Responders
Michigan - The Brandon Blackhawks and the Goodrich Martians high school football teams played eachother on Thursday, August 30th. Both communities joined together to honor a fallen police officer who had made an impact in both communities. The goal of this game was to honor Deputy Overall and all first responders who put their lives on the line every day.
Oakland County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Overall was killed in the line of duty on November 23rd, 2017. He was a 22-year veteran of the sheriff's department.
Both schools raised over $5,000 during the event. The money will go into a memorial scholarship fund in Deputy Overall's name. The scholarship will be awarded each year to a student looking to enter a career in law enforcement.
"Seeing and hearing about this game meant a lot to the family and all of us as a law enforcement community," Officer Chris Pederson of the neighboring Livonia Police Department told us. "For these kids from both schools to stand up for this cause they believe in and honor Deputy Overall, it was really special," Officer Pederson added.
We have an online store set up for Brandon with fan jerseys available with custom numbers. $10 of all fan jerseys sold go directly back to the Eric Overall Scholarship Fund. $40 of all replica jerseys purchased will go to the scholarship fund.
With special cause game jerseys for each teams, the scene was certainly special at Blackhawks Stadium last Thursday. Brandon went on to win the game 26-7. Both teams look forward to continuing to put on this game to continue to honor Deputy Overall and all of our brave first responders.