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Vigil Held at South Harrison High in Support of Injured Football Player

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People gathered for a vigil at South Harrison High School on Sunday to offer support to injured football player Dylan Jeffries. People gathered for a vigil at South Harrison High School on Sunday to offer support to injured football player Dylan Jeffries.
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People gathered for a vigil at South Harrison High School on Sunday to offer support to injured football player Dylan Jeffries.

Jeffries was injured during Friday night's football game and was rushed to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown with a blood clot in his brain. High school officials said Wednesday that Jeffries is in a medically induced coma.

Jeffries is a senior at South Harrison High School. Family and friends said that football is his passion and he lives, eats, and breathes football.

Teammates and friends were able to sign cards and write letters of support at the vigil for Jeffries.

"It was a very somber moment, very somber moment of course not knowing what was going to happen, but you could hear a pin drop here Friday night," said Cathy Broadwater.

"We are just coming together as a community as a whole to show the love for Dylan Jeffries, he needs everybody, he just needs prayers and we're here for him," said Sonya Davis.

His classmates are currently organizing a variety of fundraisers in school and for this Friday's game (October 4) to help raise money for his medical expenses.

To offer words of support and encouragement to the Jeffries family you can visit their Facebook page, "Dylan Jeffries Update".

If you would like to make a donation to support his family, you can donate to the Dylan Jeffries Medical Expense Trust Account at any Harrison County bank location.

You can also mail a check to:

Dylan Jeffries Medical Expense Trust Account

Harrison County Bank

PO Box 98

Lost Creek, WV 26385