Chiefs, Comets fight for a cause

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GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (WILX) -- The ending was one for the ages.

But in Grand Ledge on Coaches vs. Cancer night, the end result was hardly what mattered.

"It’s not all about the wins a losses. We would have loved a win, but there's a much bigger cause," said Comets Coach Scott Lewis. "It's educational athletics at its best. Two teams going head to head but coming together for a common cause."

The Comets wore jerseys honoring those affected by cancer, and held a celebration after the game.

For senior Stephon Hall, the game was a way to honor his late grandmother, with his sister and brother in attendance.

"It means a lot that we're doing this," Hall said. "It's an honor, I’m glad my coach let me do it, it's just a great thing we're doing here."

Players were not the only ones affected. It was a special night for Chiefs coach Jeff Wonch.

"I lost my mother to pancreatic cancer about six years ago," he said. "It's a special thing in my heart as I’m sure it is with everybody, it touches us all in some way, so I’m glad to be a part of it, and they did a great job of putting on Coaches vs. Cancer tonight.”

Both teams hit the road Tuesday; the Chiefs play in Holt and the Comets take on Waverly.