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Football: Inspired Tigers honor a sick teammate in win over Eagles

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Kyle Rivers of the Tokay Tigers breaks to the outside against Jonathan Tath of the McNair Eagles during a varsity football game at the Grape Bowl in Lodi on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. The Tigers beat the Eagles 58-7.

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The Tokay Tigers varsity football team played with inspiration and purpose at the Grape Bowl in Lodi on Friday. After discovering that teammate Andrae Sanchez was taken to UC Davis Medical Center on Friday to begin chemotherapy due to a malignant tumor, the Tigers decided to shave their heads. And although you couldn’t see their shaved heads on the field, you could see Tokay’s intense play in a 58-7 victory over the McNair Eagles.

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Jerry R. Tyson/News-Sentinel

Kyle Rivers of the Tokay Tigers breaks to the outside against Jonathan Tath of the McNair Eagles during a varsity football game at the Grape Bowl in Lodi on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. The Tigers beat the Eagles 58-7.