(09/27/13) - They took charge and showed true teamwork.
That's what many are saying about some Fenton football players following an incident off the field earlier this week.
Some JV players were warming up on the field before practice Tuesday afternoon when a little boy caught their attention.
"He looked hysterical. Just came in screaming and crying. We were all freaked out. He looked shocked and scared," said Jaythan Wright.
Maybe the incident could have escalated, but it didn't, and this group of guys - tenth graders Peyton Coffman, Kobe Lookebill, Sam Metcalfe and Jaythan Wright - didn't just brush what they'd witnessed off.
"We started yelling at the guy, asked the kid if he was being serious, told the man to leave," Kobe said.
Peyton and Jaythan yelled for their coach and started toward the man the 11-year-old boy said had approached him.
"Me and him just forced him away. Then he went to his van and left," Peyton said.
Jaythan took out his phone, and just like he'd seen done in movies, started taking pictures.
"Got his license plate, the side of his car," he said.
"We all came together as a team to save the kid," Sam said.
Head JV Coach Anthony McMillan doesn't know what would have happened had his boys not been there, or if anything would have.
"In this day and age you just don't know anymore," he said.
But he's positive they did everything right, and he's very proud.
"They showed how much of a close group they are off the field as is much on the field," he said.
And that's what it's all about.
The boys said the stranger danger talks they've heard over the years stuck.
As for that man, police were able to find him and talk to him. They continue to investigate.
ABC12 Main Station