No anthem protest: Bronte football players storm field with flags


BRONTE, Texas - While President Trump and the NFL feud in the media over anthem protests, the Bronte High School football team is demonstrating its patriotism in a less controversial way.

All 19 players ran out onto the field before Friday's homecoming game against Irion County carrying American flags.

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Amy Chumney , a former Bronte HS teacher who now substitutes, said she and the quarterback, Tanner Bedford, talked about the idea. When the rest of the team got behind it, she and another parent rounded up the flags.

"We may be small, but have big hearts," Chumney said.

She said Bedford and her son Cade, who plays linebacker/left guard Cade Chumney, the flag run made them feel both proud and patriotic.

While Bronte lost 29-22, they won before ever taking the field.

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