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    AdoraBlue is offline I've been known to be a little too "woo-woo."
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    Feb 2005
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    Arkansas player ends game with noble gesture

    Thamail Morgan took the kickoff and headed up the field.

    The two-time Arkansas all-state selection was headed for a touchdown.
    40 ... 30 ... 20

    He glanced at the clock and saw the final seconds ticking away. He realized his team, Cave City, was on the way to a victory over Yellville-Summit, comfortably ahead, 34-16. He also realized two other things: This wasn't an ordinary game. And he wasn't the same Thamail Morgan. When he reached the 2, he stopped. He took a few steps back and took a knee at the 5-yard line.

    Yelleville-Summit is a co-op program, a combination of two small rural schools in the northern part of Arkansas, near the Missouri border. Combining the schools allows them to field a football team.

    On Sept. 11, before a game with Salem, the schools came together for a pep rally. Afterward, four of the players piled into the bed of Kymball Duffy's truck to head to his house for a pre-game meal.

    As Duffy came over a hill, he quickly came upon a brush pile in the road. Duffy swerved into the other side of the road, attempting to avoid it. He lost control of the truck, sending it into a tumble.
    The four players in the back - whose names are not being released - were thrown from the vehicle. Miraculously, three of the players in the back suffered only minor injuries. A fourth remains in the hospital but appears to be headed for recovery. Duffy was killed at the scene. SNIP

    Worth the read. I only wish the players had not ridden in the back of a pick-up truck.

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    Apr 2008
    Thank you for posting the story, it brought tears to my eyes.

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    Jul 2005
    Great story, thanks for posting this. I really hope he gets a scholarship to a good school.

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