The Lancaster community and football team mourns the loss of a teammate this week after Coach Chris Gilbert took to twitter last night to announce the death of Edward Jackson:
— Chris Gilbert (@webofootball1) July 14, 2020
Jackson was headed into his senior season and listed as a defensive lineman. According to Coach Gilbert, Jackson passed away Monday afternoon following a car accident.
The Lancaster football team will be suspending their scheduled Strength and Conditioning for the rest of the week in observance of his passing; they plan to return Monday, July 20th.
Jackson was part of the 2019 Lancaster squad that posted a 9-2 record losing in the state quarterfinals by a score of 38-20 to Frisco Lone Star.
Friends and family members took to Twitter to remember Jackson:
Rest In Peace Lil Bro .. Never Thought Your Journey Would End So Sudden … Love You My Boy ❤️ https://t.co/2psrVgEduE
— Desmond K Frazier 🐐!! (@ThaaRealDee23) July 14, 2020
Today I mourn the passing my Brother, Eddie Jackson who passed away today in a car accident. Me and him used to always talk on the sideline about how he would be a star next year. Prayers out to his Family and the entire WEBO Nation. Gone too soon man… #LLE 🕊❤️ pic.twitter.com/6loRgwtNV9
— Jonathan Govan (@jprimetime_) July 14, 2020
Eddie was someone I interacted with daily and I always enjoyed joking with. We knew him well. Tremendous loss. Such a hard worker and sweet soul. WEBO fam, we are here for you. Let us know if we can be of service to you as we process this great loss. We 🧡 you #66. Rest in Heaven https://t.co/rzev0EgfLL
— Dr. Hart (@DrHartDFW) July 14, 2020
Thanks Eddie J. RIH🙏🏾
My heart is hurting 💔 pic.twitter.com/HULbuo7lfM
— Derrick Adams M.S. Ed. (@downdownkick) July 14, 2020
Prayers from Beeville Jones. We will bury one of our own tomorrow. Indescribable pain.
— Eric Soza (@EricSoza8) July 14, 2020