By Levi Ismail @

SWEENY, Texas — In one of their biggest games of the year, Sweeny High School is rallying behind a teacher recently diagnosed with cancer.

Josh Rush has made it his mission to be there to support the same school that’s offered him a whole new perspective to the life-altering condition.

Friday was rivalry night between Sweeny and cross-town rivals, West Columbia. A game that last year, Hurricane Harvey canceled.

This year, excitement once again returned to the field and Rush was prepared.

“It’s bragging rights. It’s the biggest bragging rights you could ever have,” Rush said.

It was purely by chance that Rush found his way to Sweeny after Hurricane Harvey, so to hear him talk about getting bragging rights makes you question where this school spirit comes from.