(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."