1971 Football Team Visits Church

By: John Mulvaney Email
By: John Mulvaney Email

This week, the nation will learn about one of the worst sports tragedies when the We Are Marshall movie is released, but before Tuesday's big premiere, members of the 1971 "Young Thundering Herd" were reunited on Sunday.

Game day for the Marshall movie premiere is Tuesday, but today, the real-life young thundering herd re-united.

Some of the faces have changed a little in the last 35 years, but the love shared between coaches and teammates lives forever.

The reunion was a rare chance to share memories and reflect on the past, but the attention brought on by "We Are Marshall" was never far away.

Players and coaches from the 1971 team say they are pleased with the way Hollywood is telling the story.

The reunion service was at Norway Avenue Church of Christ on Sunday morning. Members of the 1971 team also attended a memorial service at Spring Hill Cemetery on Sunday morning. Reggie Oliver and other team members said it was the perfect way to start off the week's festivities.


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