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Macon East- Lowndes canceled after players injured in auto accident




By Tim Gayle
RRS Correspondent
(August 19, 2016)

The season-opening game between Macon-East Academy and Lowndes Academy has been canceled after four Lowndes players were injured in an automobile accident on the way to practice Thursday.

Lowndes Academy’s Facebook page and its Web site – which links the Facebook page – asks for prayers for Trevor Johnson, Zig Cannon, Christian Barkley and Wesley Barber after the quartet were injured in a collision with another automobile on Thursday afternoon.

Johnson was airlifted to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham on Thursday with a variety of injuries after he was thrown from the back of the pickup truck, Macon-East coach Glynn Lott said.

“All of them went home from Baptist South except for the Johnson boy,” Lott said.

A GoFund Me.com account for Johnson was set up by Leslie Tatum Sissom on Facebook and noted Johnson’s injuries included a broken neck, sternum, clavical, ribs, both hips and pelvis along with bleeding on the brain.

“They were a lot more encouraged (early this morning) than they were last night,” said Lott, a Lowndes Academy alumnus who spoke with Lowndes Academy coach Bob Taylor on several occasions. “He was at the hospital (Thursday) night with all of his players and cheerleaders. I told him I’ll do whatever you want to do.”

Lott said he looked at the possibility of playing the game at a later date, but Lowndes and Macon-East have different open dates.

Lowndes will open the season on Friday at home with Sumter, while Macon-East will open on Friday with Hooper Academy.

 


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