Warren Hills' Evan Murray Passes Away from Injuries Suffered in Game Versus Summit

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SUMMIT, NJ - Senior quarterback Evan Murray, who started last night's game against Summit but was forced out of the game just before halftime, has died from injuries sustained in the game. 
 
While the nature of his injuries and cause of death is not yet known, Murray was taken from the field after a Summit interception and subsequent return late in the second quarter. Soon, an ambulance could be seen on the Warren Hills sideline, which then quickly transported Murray to Hunterdon Medical Center. An autopsy will be performed this afternoon.

A  three-year starter for the football team, he also played baseball and basketball at the high school.
 
 
Today, Summit Superintendent of Schools June Chang issued the following statement:
 
“On behalf of Coach Kostibos, Principal Sears, Athletic Director Lockhart, the Summit athletic department and our entire community, I offer my heartfelt condolences to the Murray family and the Warren Hills community for the loss of their son, teammate and friend, Evan Murray. The loss of someone so young and suddenly is tragic and we stand together with the Warren Hills community during this time of grief."
 
Chang later e-mailed the Summit community to inform them that he, along with Kostibos, Lockhart, and Director of Guidance Laura Kaplan, had met with the football team during the morning hours to offer support.  
 
"We addressed the students and gave them an opportunity to speak. Laura provided information about support services and how the students can access help," wrote Chang. "We will have continuing counseling available at Summit High School on Monday for our staff."

The District also noted that support services will be made available at Summit High School on September 28 for staff and students.
 
Grief and crisis counselors, and similar support services, have been made available this weekend by the Warren Hills Regional School District to the Warren Hills school and football community for those affected by the tragedy. 
 
A gofundme campaign has been set up in Murray's memory to help his family in their time of need. A post on the page summarizes the community's admiration and respect for Murray, and the depth of their loss. It reads:
 
"Evan was a warrior-poet if I ever knew one; his strength and physical demeanor -- though on their own intimidating -- always rested quietly in light of his immense gentleness. A kind leader, a fierce student, a loyal friend, and composed athlete who will be greatly missed by our Warren Hills Community. Usually it's a Great Day To Be a Blue Streak, but today it's a sad one."
 

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