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Dylan Thomas, a 16-year-old linebacker with Pike County High School, has died after suffering an injury during a football game. The high school junior underwent surgeries to relieve brain swelling, but ultimately succumbed to his injuries.
Thomas, who was the “heart and soul” of the team’s defense, had just earned a spot in the starting lineup this season. During Friday’s night game, he came off the field and to the sideline, according to head coach, Brad Webber. Something appeared to be wrong with Thomas’s leg, but he was talking, but then his left leg and left arm went numb and he “pretty much fell off the bench,” reports The Washington Post.
It has yet to be determined exactly when and how Thomas was injured. Pike County High School held a vigil for the young player, and schools in the area put out requests to have their students wear Pike’s colors in honor of Thomas.
As we hear the tragic news of the passing of Dylan Thomas, we will be delaying the results of this poll and will use the winner for the next home game. This week, we will wear RED in honor and loving memory of a friend, a son, a classmate, and a football player. RIP Dylan 🙏
— StudentSection (@Knockout19_) October 1, 2018
Read the full story at The Washington Post
Tonight Pike County lost one of their own, Dylan Thomas. In honor of Dylan, on Tuesday we need all students to wear red and black. Lets give the Pike County community our Wildcat love and support during this difficult time. Please spread the word
— LGHS Student Section (@lghseniors) October 1, 2018