Saranac MS Football Player Who Died Is Identified
The 13-year-old 7th grader was identified as Skylar Lasby. Lasby reportedly collapsed during a non-contact drill during practice on Wednesday. He was helicoptered to a Grand Rapids hospital where he passed away.
According to MLive, Superintendent Jason Smith wrote in a statement: “With a heavy heart Saranac Community Schools is mourning the loss of one of our very own 7th graders. … Supports are available at the school from local counseling agencies and school districts. Supports will be in place district-wide for as long as needed.”
Saranac HS announced that the school's junior varsity and varsity road football games against Beal City are still on for Thursday night.