It is a sad day for Pulaski County. A Kentucky high school Tight End died today after suffering a head injury during a scrimmage. Stephanie Kuzydym, Journalist for the Louisville Courier-Journal broke the news.
Seventeen-year-old Andrew Dodson passed away on the final day of Spring practices.
According to Andrew’s father Alan, Andrew was tackled during a scrimmage. Dodson said, ” It was a clean tackle.” It was not a violent hit. It’s surprising that Dodson died after a clean tackle.
Dodson was taken to the hospital after practice. Dodson died at the hospital according to the state athletics association.
The state of Kentucky has expressed its condolences. University of Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops shared his response on Twitter.
Our sympathies and prayers are with the family, friends and teammates of Andrew Dodson, a member of the Pulaski County football team. We are heartbroken by this tragedy and are deeply sorry for your loss.
— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) April 3, 2023
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association also released a statement. Their statement can be seen below.
“No words can explain, justify or rationalize tragedies such as these. We only ask for peace and comfort to all around him and around our great Commonwealth. We also encourage all to seek out family and friends to walk through this difficult time together and talk through all the emotions that come with losing a friend, brother, comrade, child and teammate,” the statement said.
“We know in the hours, days, weeks, months and years ahead we will continue to remember his fighting spirit and passion for all things Pulaski County, as well as his deeply held beliefs about his time on earth and the following.”
Let’s pray for Dodson’s family and remember life is bigger than football.
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