The Woodland Hills Wolverine mascot embraced them for a moment.
But Dale and Max Woodhall of Forest Hills were also embraced by a stadium filled with the love and support of thousands of Woody High football fans Friday night when they attended the game the Wolverines dedicated to their son, Max, 16, who died last Saturday after a skateboarding accident last week in Chalfant.
The Wolverines began the game by breaking through the "Bank for Hank" banner. The Student Leadership class collected donations in the stands. Banners decorated the stands.
And the "Rec Crew," neighborhood friends of Hank's, manned the table where silicon bracelets were given in exchange for donations to help Hank's family with expenses.
As for the actual game—the Wolverines lost to Mt. Lebanon 39-36 in overtime.
To see how the community has rallied since Hank's death see:
Forest Hills Teen Dies After Skateboarding Accident
Skateboarding Death Prompts Forest Hills Initiative
Wolverines Dedicate Friday's Game to Teen Killed in Skateboard Mishap