Youth football team rescues couple from overturned car

By Ben Hooper
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May 31 (UPI) -- An Idaho youth football team on their way home from winning a championship game stopped in Oregon to rescue two people trapped in an overturned car.

The Boise Black Knights were traveling in three vans and an RV about 8:30 p.m. Monday after winning the Bay Area Spring Football League's Tournament of Champions when a car traveling in front of one of the vans overturned on southbound Interstate 95, south of Jordan Valley in Oregon.


Head coach Rudy Jackson said the players and coaches quickly streamed out of their vehicles to help the couple trapped inside the vehicle.

A video recorded by team member Regan Magill shows the players pulling a man out of the car before pushing on the side of the vehicle to lift it up enough for a player to rescue a woman trapped in the car.

"I'm more than proud. I'm at a loss for words," Jackson told the Idaho Statesman. "They got out of the car like they were supposed to do that ... it's a great bunch of kids."

Magill credited Jackson's lessons with inspiring the team to do the right thing.


"He taught us to play selfless football and not selfish -- just help others out before yourself," Magill told ABC's Good Morning America.

"It just felt amazing that we could do what we did because I don't want to imagine what would happen if we were not there to help," Magill said.

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