that's life (Australia) - - That's Brave -

On a high af­ter win­ning their cham­pi­onship game, the Black Knights foot­ball team were driv­ing home when an SUV ahead crashed.

‘We just saw dust fly up,’ said Or­lando Clay, driver of one of the two vans trans­port­ing the 13 and 14-yearolds. ‘You could see they had flipped.’

The six play­ers in Or­lando’s van ran straight to the over­turned car and helped the pas­sen­ger, 65-year-old Alan Hard­man, to safety.

But Alan’s wife Mag­gie, also 65, was trapped.

‘It looked like she was crushed,’ said Or­lando.

Then the sec­ond van with 12 more team­mates pulled up.

To­gether, the play­ers used all their strength to lift the SUV, hold­ing it in the air un­til Mag­gie was dragged free.

The teens credit their coach Rudy Jack­son for their brav­ery.

‘He taught us to not be selfish – help oth­ers out be­fore your­self,’ player Rea­gan Mag­ill said.

Alan and Mag­gie, who suf­fered bro­ken ribs and cuts and bruises, wel­comed the op­por­tu­nity to thank the team when they vis­ited her a few days later, laden with flow­ers and bal­loons.

‘They were ab­so­lutely won­der­ful,’

Mag­gie gushed.

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