NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas -- Friday night football meant something more for Canyon High School this week. The team was also honoring a member of the football program who will never play another game.
Canyon sophomore Logan Davidson died after New Braunfels police said he was assaulted by another student outside a classroom Tuesday. He died from his injuries Wednesday.
Logan was a member of the Cougars junior varsity football team, but at Friday's varsity playoff game against Reagan High School, you could tell it didn't matter and that Canyon High School is one big family.
Heroes Stadium was full of sounds and life Friday night. But for a moment, it all turned quiet to remember a life lost as a voice said over the public address system:
"Let's take a moment of silence to honor Logan Davidson from Canyon High School who has recently lost his life."
The moment of silence wasn't the only way Logan was remembered. At one point, his fellow JV teammates prayed in front of a poster with Logan's photo. And the cheerleaders marked themselves with Logan's number, 14, as well as a giant banner in his memory.
"Even though he was from JV, everybody from every team is feeling the pain," said teammate Shawn Bridges.
"We've got to win not just for us, but for him, because I know he would want us to advance," said teammate Zach Padron.
The Canyon Cougars started strong with a big defensive play followed by a touchdown, but many also noted football is just a game.
"At the end of the day, football is football, but we also need to remember Logan," Padron said.