After the game, won by Forest Lake in four sets, tears flowed and new friendships were forged as the two teams posed for photos and enjoyed each other's company.
Even when the stakes are at their highest, sports are often about far more than what happens between the lines.
That was never more evident than what took place at Forest Lake Christian on Saturday night.
Coping with the ongoing devastation and tragedy from the Camp Fire, the Paradise Adventist Academy volleyball team courageously made its way to Forest Lake Christian to face the Lady Falcons in the CIF NorCal Division VI semifinals.
The Lady Falcons, and the Forest Lake Christian community as a whole, welcomed their playoff opponent the only way they know how, with love, support and a helping hand.