Defensive tackle Chase Lightfoot, a junior at Shadow Creek High School, has perished.
According to Alvin ISD, the 11th grader suffered “health-related complications” after falling to the ground after coming off the field. Lightfoot was taken to a local San Antonio hospital, where he died at 2:30 AM.
The Lightfoot family released a statement over the weekend, which reads,
“Our family would like to express our sincere appreciation for all the acts of love and kindness shown during this most difficult time.
Chase was a very special young man. He was a loving and thoughtful person that never met a stranger. He was a friend to everyone that he met, young and old.
Chase loved being around his friends and family. He loved working in his church, whether it was singing in the choir, ushering, being a junior deacon or working with the kids in children’s church. Most of all Chase loved football and being a Shadow Creek Shark.
The family would like to thank the Alvin ISD administration, Shadow Creek High School leadership, teachers and students for all of their support. A special thank you to the coaches, teammates, and assistant superintendents for never leaving Chase’s side in his final moments.
Thank you to the Pearland, Manvel, and Alvin community for your outpouring of love and support.
Gerald & Voronica Lightfoot and Family”
Lightfoot’s friends and family held a candlelight vigil in his honor Saturday night.
Counselors have been at the school today. If you would like to support the Lightfoot family financially, you can donate to their GoFundMe account.