This Friday Night, Fergus High School will be playing against Miles City in Montana, but there will be many heavy hearts.
Fergus High School lost 17 year old standout football player Dylan Morris to a car accident.
According to the Montana Highway Patrol, the fatality report the vehicle was going northbound on Trout Creek Road and was not able to complete a right-hand turn. The vehicle kept going straight through the T-intersection connecting to Sipple Road, went of the road and crashed into an embankment, MHP said. The vehicle rolled and stopped on the driver’s side. According to the police, speed is definitely being considered in this accident.
Head football coach Derek Lear released the following statement:
Our players and staff would personally like to thank the community, Eastern A and other schools statewide that have supported us during this difficult time. This shows you the positive impact Dylan had on everyone he came in contact with on and off the football field or wrestling mat.
Dylan was the heart and soul of our team and of our school. I stress to my team on a daily basis to “Win the day,” I want each of these young men to be the best classmate, student, son, friend and community member. Dylan was a prime example of what the Fergus Football Family is all about.
This week will be especially difficult on everyone involved, but by following our WIN THE DAY mentality, we will push through this together. This coaching staff and team will continue to prepare for Friday night and the postseason with a 1-0 mindset.
I want to personally thank the Fergus High School staff that has helped this team, these students, my coaches and myself through this difficult time. We are stronger together and we are thankful for all you do.
We at NFL Draft Diamonds are praying for the family, friends and teammates.