A Connetquot player wears a No. 14 decal in honor of former co-captain Stan Hartnett, who was killed in a single-car accident this summer. (Photo by Joseph D. Sullivan / September 12, 2008)
They carried him with them, just as they did their helmets and jerseys.
The Connetquot football team wore No. 14 decals on their helmets as they ran onto the field Friday night, but Stan Hartnett was there in more than just spirit.
Hartnett, a former Connetquot football and lacrosse co-captain, died July 29 in a single-car accident just a few weeks after graduating.
He will never be gone, they say, never forgotten.