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Members of Johnnie Parker’s family — his mother, Tabatha, back right, father, Johnnie Sr., and sister Amy —- walk off the field with a plaque and roses given to them during a pre-game ceremony to honor Parker and his two teammates who died in a July car accident on their way to football practice. (danny.aller@albanyherald.com)

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'A true showing of solidarity'

In July, three Brooks County football players — Shawn Waters, Johnnie Parker and Jicarre Watkins —- were killed in a car accident, leaving the Trojans somber and shaken during the offseason, but Monroe did its best to ease the pain Friday night with a pre-game ceremony to honor the memory of the trio by presenting plaques and roses to members of the fallen players’ families.

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