Floods from Ida ruined lives of so many people in Paterson.

Now, we’re learning that it destroyed the equipment of a youth football team, but it couldn’t destroy the team’s spirit. Thursday, the squad got a big boost from their neighbors in the NFL.

In a year of so many tough times and hard hits, coach Joshua McWilliams has taught his young Passaic County Cougars to push through and persevere.

Watch the full report from Patch.com here.