Greenville High School football player on ventilator after being seriously injured during game

Published: Nov. 3, 2018 at 10:23 PM CDT
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GREENVILLE, MS (WLBT) - Madison Central’s football game against Greenville High School was cancelled Friday night after a Greenville player was seriously injured during a play.

Greenville coach Sherrod Gideon tells WLBT that Jeremiah Williams is the injured player. Williams is listed as a junior defensive back on the Hornets’ roster. He was injured attempting to make a tackle.

CPR was performed on the field and Williams was airlifted to UMMC.

Gideon says that Williams is now on a ventilator after sustaining fractures to his C1 and C4 vertebrae.

A prayer vigil was held Saturday night in the Greenville High School gym.

Counselors were available at the service and are already placed inside the schools whenever a student is in need. Greenville Mayor Errick Simmons encouraged the students to take advantage of these services.

The school also says that buses will be available on Sunday to take football players and cheerleaders who want to visit Williams at UMMC.

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