High School Sophomore Dies After Suffering Traumatic Injury During Football Game | Eastern North Carolina Now | A New Jersey high school student has died after suffering a traumatic brain injury on the field during a football game.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Virginia Kruta.

    A New Jersey high school student has died after suffering a traumatic brain injury on the field during a football game.

    Xavier McClain, a sophomore at Linden High School, was injured during a game that took place on September 9 against Woodbridge High School, and he died of his injuries just over a week later.

    Witnesses said that McClain had been returning the kickoff at the beginning of the game's second half when he was injured, at which point play was halted and an ambulance was called to pick him up.

    Linden Mayor Derek Armstead, a friend of the McClain family, shared his pleas for prayer in a Facebook post on Saturday.

    "Our good friends, Lisa & Norman McClain, are asking the Linden community for prayers, nothing else, just your prayers for their son Xavier who suffered a traumatic brain injury while playing football during the LHS Tigers' game vs Woodbridge," he said, later adding, "If you can, stop what you are doing for a minute right now and join me in a moment of silence and prayers. Heavenly Father, giver of life and health: Comfort and relieve your sick servant, and give your power of healing to those who minister to his needs, that he may be strengthened in his weakness and have confidence in your loving care; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

    Armstead posted the heartbreaking update late on Wednesday, thanking all of those who had joined him in prayer for doing so and adding that, while it was not the desired outcome, he believed is was part of God's plan.

    "Thank you to all my Linden Pray Warriors," Armstead shared. "Together we prayed for a miracle and hoped for a different outcome. I trust that God knows better. HE needed an angel and decided to call Xavier home to be with HIM."

    "This news hurts because I have known his parents, Lisa and Norm for years. Xavier and Andres, their two sons, since they were little boys," Armstead continued. "My wife and I spend time in their home and our children played together. Tragically, their worst fear came true. Norm and Lisa are devastated. Children are supposed to outlive their parents, not the other way around. I ask that you continue to keep the family in your prayers."

    Linden High School also released a statement announcing McClain's passing, saying, "The Linden Public School district is deeply saddened by the tragic death of a Linden High School sophomore student. The district extends its heartfelt condolences and will continue to offer prayers and support to the family during this difficult time."

    The school has also promised to make counselors available to any students who need to speak with someone in the aftermath of the tragic accident.
Go Back


Leave a Guest Comment

Your Name or Alias
Your Email Address ( your email address will not be published)
Enter Your Comment ( no code or urls allowed, text only please )




‘Strengthening Our Energy Resilience’: Britain Ends Fracking Ban, Will Become Net Exporter By 2040 Daily Wire, Guest Editorial, Editorials, Op-Ed & Politics Question: If Joe Biden Were Your Dad, Would You Let Him Live On His Own?


HbAD0

Latest Op-Ed & Politics

RALEIGH: Governor Roy Cooper appointed Scott Conrad as District Court Judge to Judicial District 25 serving Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties today. He will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of The Honorable Burford Cherry. Conrad was also elected earlier this month for this seat.
The president of the nation’s largest freight railway union is warning that Congress will likely get involved in order to resolve disagreements between employers and union members and steer clear of a strike.
QATAR – Former president Barack Obama was among the millions of Americans who enjoyed watching the United States' thrilling 1-0 victory over Iran in the World Cup.
The combined age of the top three Democrat leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives is 247.
The president’s granddaughter, Naomi, received a glamorous feature in the fashion magazine Vogue, detailing her mid-November wedding weekend at the White House.
In a 4-3 party-line vote, with Democrats in the majority, the N.C. Supreme Court is endorsing a court-ordered plan to transfer hundreds of millions of dollars out of the state treasury. The money would address the Leandro education funding lawsuit.
"...things they would typically revert back to, especially with identity politics, I don't think that it works the same against me."

HbAD1

Hood makes the argument that participating in the political parties is important
23-point swing toward DeSantis from Trump since June, 46-point swing since one year ago
The Department of Justice wants Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, 38, who made billions of dollars before she was ultimately convicted of wire fraud and conspiracy, to spend 15 years in prison rather than walk free.
In a stunning announcement, Disney has revealed "The Chosen" will be incorporated into the Marvel Multiverse following a cameo appearance by Deadpool in the show's upcoming third season.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre lost her cool against a conservative reporter after she pressed Dr. Anthony Fauci on his approach to COVID.
Alec Baldwin has filed a lawsuit against some former crew members of the movie “Rust,” where a shooting incident resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last year.
Elon Musk is the chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, as well as the leader of several smaller pet projects, such as Neuralink and The Boring Company. Following his acquisition of Twitter, one of the world’s largest social media platforms, the multibillionaire gave the world a view into just how bus
As part of a new pledge to "quiet down" the company's aggressive push for progressive themes in its content, returning Disney CEO Bob Iger has revealed the entertainment giant will cut back to including only seven LGTB characters in each children's movie.

HbAD2

 
Back to Top