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Harker Heights junior surprised before football game Friday

Eric Moore had been deployed for 12 months to Korea.

BELTON, Texas — When Eric Moore Jr. entered the locker room Friday for Harker Heights' game against Georgetown East View, it seemed like just another game.

Moore's dad had been deployed for 12 months in Korea and didn't see the Knights' opener at Smithson Valley.

Friday night, though, as eighth-year Harker Heights head coach Jerry Edwards began his final pregame speech in the locker room at UMHB's Crusader Stadium, that would all change.

The father and son shared an emotional embrace in the middle of the locker room before the team took to the field to face the Patriots.

Harker Heights won 49-21, improving to 1-1 on the season.