Players OK after Friday night frights

Two Northeast Mississippi high school football players experienced scary moments during their respective games Friday night.
In Nettleton’s 24-12 win over Baldwyn, Baldwyn senior tailback/cornerback Kolin Grice was taken off the field on a stretcher by emergency medical technicians during the first quarter.
Fortunately for Grice, everything was OK after Friday night, said his head coach Michael Gray.
“He’s fine,” Gray said Saturday morning. “Every test came back negative.
“It was strictly precautionary. He experienced a little bit of numbness.”
Gray said Grice was already back at the team’s fieldhouse by the time the Bearcats returned to Baldwyn Friday night.
“He’ll probably be sore today (Saturday) around the neck area,” Gray said.
During Shannon’s 13-7 overtime win over Amory, a Shannon offensive lineman was taken off the field on a stretcher in a scenario similar to Grice’s.
The Red Raiders coaching staff, who requested that the player’s name not to be published, said the senior lineman will be fine despite missing some time.
“He got released (from the hospital) last night,” said Shannon head coach Chad Cook. “The CAT scan came out negative.
“It’s not as serious as they (training staff) were worried about. The doctor said everything was fine.
“The kid oughta be all right.”

John Wilbert/NEMS Daily Journal

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