Warren Hills Regional High School grieves the loss of star quarterback

Tragedy is something we each must deal with. It’s an unfortunate part of life. For the students and teachers of Warren Hills Regional High School in Warren County, they’re grieving the loss of quarterback Evan Murray.

The 17-year old senior passed away Friday Sept. 25 after suffering a injury during a game. He was helped off the field and gave a thumbs up to cheers from fans and teammates. Everyone was shocked by his death. It was later revealed that he suffered a lacerated spleen with “massive” internal bleeding. The news came down this afternoon.

It’s a very sad tragedy. I can’t imagine what his parents are going through. My condolences go out to his family, friends and the Warren Hills community. A local New Jersey kid who played the sport he loved is gone way too soon. It shouldn’t be. There has been overwhelming support from teammates, students, teachers and parents.

“We lost a fine kid,” Regional Hills coach Larry Dubiel told NJ.com’s Jim Deegan in a story that appeared Saturday following an emotional 14-12 loss to Summit. Not knowing how serious Murray’s condition was, they kept playing. Heartbreaking stuff.

Whenever a tragedy like this happens, people rally together. On Twitter, one close friend of Murray is raising money for the family by selling wrist bands.

The wrist bands should be available in about a week. Everyone should buy one and help support Murray’s family.