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Ref dies during son's football game

Postby stomperrob » Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:18 pm

Wht a terrible thing for a kid to have to experience:

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Ref’s death alarming
by Joe Biddle

Death comes at all times, in a variety of ways. We don’t get to choose.

When Jimmy Kirkland Gerrald died while officiating a football scrimmage between Brentwood Academy and Christ Presbyterian Academy last week, it sent shock waves through the members and coaching staffs of each team and those who were watching the scrimmage.

Gerrald’s son was playing for Brentwood Academy. His wife was in the stands. The cause of death was listed as a heart attack, but autopsy reports could find that extreme heat could have played a part.

It reminds us all of the dangers of what is projected to be the hottest August in Nashville’s history. Heat is not something you can play around with, no matter what age you are, or what kind of physical shape you are in.

High schools in this area have limited their football workouts due to temperatures and heat index numbers reaching triple figures on almost a daily basis.

Athletes and those who play and work outdoors for extended periods of time should take extra precaution during these activities.

We all put our lives in danger by exposing outselves to outdoor temperatures. Five people have lost their lives in Memphis due to heat related problems. One lady was found dead in her garden.

Life is too precious. Proceed with caution and common sense when confronting temperatures that can leave even the most physically gifted feeling drained at the end of the day.

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Re: Ref dies during son's football game

Postby Guru13 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:00 pm

man, that's horrible, I can't even imagine and don't want to imagine having to go through that, prayers to the kid and the family and friends. :,-(
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Re: Ref dies during son's football game

Postby Lofunzo » Sun Aug 19, 2007 4:59 pm

Absolutely terrible.
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Re: Ref dies during son's football game

Postby joelamosobadiah » Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:44 pm

WOW, that's awful to hear.
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Re: Ref dies during son's football game

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:56 am

That's horrible, nothing really to say other than that.
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