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SHHS Football Player Dies from Injuries Sustained During Game

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South Harrison High School football player Dylan Jeffries passed away Sunday night, according to a Facebook page created to update the community on his condition.

Jeffries was injured during a football game Friday, Sept. 27 and rushed to Ruby Memorial Hospital with a blood clot on his brain. He was placed under a medically induced coma a few days later.

The post on the "Dylan Jeffries Update" page reads: "Dylan has fought very hard through this past week, but today his battle is over."

It goes on to say: "Today we ask that you not remember Dylan for this tragedy, but for the amazing person he was."

Dylan was injured while playing against Lincoln High School, and the post author, Mileena Beatty, also wrote to comfort their players.

"Dylan knew many of you and was very excited about this game. Please do not blame yourselves if you tackled him or came in any contact with him throughout the game," she wrote.

The Harrison County community and beyond has poured out support for Dylan and his family since the injury occurred, through a vigil that packed the South Harrison High School stadium and a fund created to help pay for his medical expenses.

Chick-fil-A on Emily Drive held a fundraiser for the Jeffries family Monday. It donated 15 percent of Monday's sales to help the family with expenses. Chick-fil-A said it was one of the largest fundraisers it ever had. On Tuesday, it said it raised a total of $3,324 for the Jeffries family.

Several volunteers showed up to help the employees, who said they were overwhelmed by the amount of customers.

"The support we've gotten from the community for the family, it's beyond the community. We just had one gentleman drove in from Greenbrier County to hand us a donation, no other reason. We love Dylan, and we love his family, and we know they are all hurting, so we want to do what we can to help," said parent volunteer Judi Carr.

Carr said the community plans to host a fundraiser on Tuesday, October 15 at Garfield's Restaurant in Bridgeport and a dinner on October 20 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at West Milford Community Center.

Visitation for Dylan Jeffries will be at Davis Funeral Home in Clarksburg on Friday, October 11 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, October 12 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A funeral will held Sunday, October 13 at South Harrison High School Football Field starting a 3 p.m. The burial will be private.

The family has requested no media at all of the services.