Grieving Parents of Dead New Jersey High School Football Player After suffering an obvious head injury He expressed regret that he missed what turned out to be his son’s last game.
Xavier McLain, a 15-year-old sophomore at Linden High School and an outstanding football player, has been in a coma for nearly two weeks after being badly beaten returning the second-half kickoff against Woodbridge on September 15. rice field. 9. He succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.
“We never missed a game, but this time we did.” Lisa McClane, Xavier’s mother told WABC On Friday.
“And I have to live with it. I wasn’t in that game. I’ll have to live with it,” lamented the boy’s father, Norm McClain.
According to WABC, Norm McClain has coached his son since he was just five years old and watched him grow into a promising young player.
Xavier was one of the few sophomores to score starting time on the school’s varsity team, and even attended the varsity snap as a freshman.
The father of the bereaved said, “I just hope this doesn’t happen to the other kids playing ball just trying to get my wife back.”
Xavier’s mother said it was not fair to bury her son.
“That kid was loved. He played all the sports, he was outgoing, he was bright, he was talented, he was gifted. And I’m not going to see him finish high school,” she said. added.