Student Riley Boatwright of Lexington Passed Away.
LEXINGTON, Okla. — (MARKET NEWS)
Officials of the Lexington Public Schools District has confirmed the death of a Lexington Middle School football player. The student died Tuesday night after a school game.
The student , Riley Boatwright, died after his school played football against Stratford.
Cause of Death.
Officials of the school is yet to release the cause of the student death. The school said they will provide counselors and safe spaces for student and staff in the coming days to share their memories and feelings after Boatwright’s death.
He is the second player to die in the state of Oklahoma in the past two weeks. Another student Peter Webb from the Southwest Covenant in Yukon, died after collapsing on the field during a football game.
Meanwhile people took to social media to pay tributes to the deceased student.
Friday night after homecoming and the loss to Lexington, Bo Knox was cutting up with Riley…
Bo: What did you think about that upset?
Riley: That game? That wasn’t no upset, we was gonna win.
They both just laughed. Bo thought Riley was the funniest and ornriest kid.
My heart goes out to my friend, Donnie Boatwright and his family. His son, Riley was an 8th grader at Lexington Public Schools. He tragically passed away last night during a Jr. High football game. There’s really no words to say during times like this, as I have had my losses, too. A million of those “sorry for your loss” and “They’re in a better place” kinda words don’t really register to those going through that pain. My heart and my love goes out to you and your family, Brother. God Bless!