It's Friday night football.
But, for one local coach, he's not only worried about a win on the field, but a win against brain cancer.
Austin Roden is in his first year as an Assistant Football Coach at East Ridge High School.
The 24-year-old has got to be the most positive person out there.
"I'm not even mad that I have cancer, I'm not mad that I have brain tumors, I got them for a reason," said Roden.
Austin Roden is battling brain cancer for the second time. He has six tumors in his head, goes to chemotherapy every other week, and often has severe headaches and pain.
"I take this as a blessing that he's letting this happen to me because he's giving me the cancer, he's giving me the tumors because he knows that I can do it you know and he knows that I can show other people that you can have strength, you can do whatever," said Roden.
But, itas keeping him from fully coaching.
Senior Wide Receiver Monquel Hughes has only known Coach Roden for a few months. But, heas learned how to tackle challenges both on and off the field.
"He mostly gets it in our head that if you want to do it, you can do it, never give up on anything in life. He always tells us never quit. If I can do this, you can do this, never quit on the field," said Hughes.
The team plans to wear these wristbands at tonight's game against Walker Valley High School.
"He's got 60 sons on the football team, 7 brothers on this staff, and we're all in this fight together," said head coach Tracy Malone.
Roden's strength is what he says keeps him scoring a touchdown on the field of life.
"He doesn't give you anything you can't handle, and he gives it to the right people and he gave it to me for a reason," said Roden.
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By Jerry Askin