Marshall County Alabama high school mourns loss of football player

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By WBMA

A Marshall county high school is mourning the loss of one of their football players.

18-year-old Eli Spray died in a car crash on his way to school Friday morning.

Police said the car he was driving collided with a tow truck and he died instantly.

On Friday night D.A.R. High School retired Spray’s jersey before taking the field without him.

The message: nobody could replace number 77.

“Originally we thought about just cancelling the game all together and the parents and grandparents said by all means, Eli would want us to play the game,” said D.A.R. football coach Joel Poole.

His team went on to win last night’s game 43 to 8.

State troopers are still investigating the crash, right now, no charges have been made.

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