Saturday night's game will be missing two beloved players. Anthony Damron and Cory Mullins are in the UK trauma unit after a serious car accident Friday afternoon. The community has shown concern, particularly their fellow teammates.
We met with them and told them we thought what would be best would be to cancel the game. That way they could see for themselves and go to the hospital and hear from the kids’ parents and relatives of what is really going on,” says Kevin Saunders, SV Head Football Coach.
The game against belfry has been postponed until Saturday night and will be played here at home for Shelby Valley. Coach Saunders has reminded his players that there are more important things than football.
“It's just a football game. There are more important things than a football game. Hopefully things will continue to improve for these young men,” says Saunders.
“I would like to thank the coaches of Shelby Valley, Anthony Hampton, Coach Saunders. They really showed a lot of love for my son,” says Mikey Mullins, Corey's Father.
“Anthony had asked that everyone to remember to pray for Cory. These boys have been best friends since kindergarten,” Keith and Donna Damron, Anthony's Parents.
To show their support, members of tonight opposing team showed up to the hospital to visit the injured boys. Family members say it was a very classy act of the players.
“My brother asked me to thank Belfry's football coach and some of the players because they showed up at the hospital and he said it really meant a lot to him,” says Leandra Johnson, Cory's Sister.
Cory is currently listed in "serious" condition.
“He’s hanging on right now. He's a fighter,” says Johnson.
Anthony has been upgraded to “good" condition.