Bigger than Football

Photo by Gabby Perez

On Friday, the annual “War of 84” was played between two rivals Littlefield and Muleshoe. The Booster Clubs from each school had a friendly competition to see who could sell the most shirts for the annual football game with the proceeds going to Matthew Alarcon. Matthew is a junior at Muleshoe and a varsity football player. He was diagnosed with a mixed germ cell pineal brain tumor in April and has been in the hospital since June recovering from complications of brain surgery. He’s currently been going back and forth from rehab to chemotherapy. During halftime of Friday’s game, members from both the Littlefield and Muleshoe Booster Clubs came together to present Matthew Alarcon and his family with a check from the proceeds of this year’s “War on 84” t-shirt sales. The Littlefield Booster Club donated $2,000.00 to Matt and his family to help with medical bills. (L-R): Muleshoe Booster Club President Michael Del Toro, Littlefield Booster Club member, Jennifer Ray and Littlefield Booster Club President Brad Heffington, Matthew Alarcon (front), Ashely Turnbow, co-designer of the “War of 84” shirt this year, (Matthew’s mom) Rhea Gonzales, (brother) Adam Alarcon and Muleshoe Booster Club member Cef Sierra and Angel Hunt, co-designer of the “War on 84” shirts this year.

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