VACAVILLE- It was a heartfelt tribute for a slain Vacaville High School senior and football player Friday night.
Teammates, classmates and family all remembered the life of 18-year-old Demetrious "The Meech" Ward. Ward was in his truck when he was shot and killed early Monday morning.
"There's a lot of feeling. We're all in this together tonight," Vacaville High School Principal Ed Santopadre said.
"I think he'd like it," Ward's father Kevin Ward said. "He'd say, 'I'm here for you. Keep going. Take us to the state.'"
The Vacaville Bulldogs varsity football team walked out proudly holding picture of the high school senior. Right behind them, teammates held a frame containing Ward's football jersey.
"Our hearts are broken. Our spirits are dampened as we, the bulldog family, mourn the loss of our own," the announcer said before the game.