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While NFL players protest national anthem, these high schoolers honored America in the most epic way

A Georgia high school football team made a huge statement Friday when each player took the field carrying an American flag. (Image source: via Facebook/Sonya Standridge screenshot)

NFL teams kneeled in unison to make a unifying statement over the past week, but one north Georgia high school football team made an even more resounding statement when they took the field on Friday.

What did they do?

When Fannin County High School's football team took the field for a home matchup against Greater Atlanta Christian School on Friday, each player carried a large American flag with them. It resulted in a very patriotic display, combining two American symbols: Football and the American flag.

Why did they do it?

District superintendent Michael Gwatney told WSB-TV the display of patriotism was organized by the players, coaches and team parents. They did it to unify all Americans and honor the military.

"It was an awesome and unifying moment for the audiences on both sides of our stadium and reminded us that no matter what team we support, we are all Americans," Gwatney said, adding that one of the players has already joined the military, which makes him proud.

What was the score of the game?

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the final score of the game was 55-7, with Greater Atlanta Christian School taking home the victory.

But even though they didn't win, Gwatney told WSB that his players "certainly won the hearts of our community with the display of patriotism."

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