The Wellesley High Raiders football team has its annual home night game tonight at 7pm under the lights, and the players will be adding purple to their usual red/black/white uniforms.
The team on its Facebook page states: “Our football team will be wearing purple bandanas today at school and tonight during the game. This is a player-driven initiative for awareness in the recent cases of domestic violence in the NFL. Purple is the color for domestic violence awareness, and our players have asked the school community to wear purple tonight. Please support and lets send a message that this is not a football issue, but a trend in our society that must be broken. Thank you to everyone who comes out to support our team and thank you for wearing purple. Everybody have fun tonight and be safe. Go Raiders!”
The Raiders, looking to bounce back after a Week 1 loss, play Newton North.