Jackson Heights football plays for Alex Edwards

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(WIBW) -- Jackson Heights hosted Valley Heights in last week's Class 1A regional round matchup, advancing with a 35-20 win.

But the Cobras weren't just playing to make a playoff run--they were playing for fellow Jackson Heights student Alex Edwards.

Edwards received a long-awaited heart transplant on Oct. 30.

Jackson Heights students also organized a bake sale to raise money for Edwards' medical bills.

You can follow along with Edwards' journey through a Facebook page titled "Alex's Heart Transplant."