Update, 8:30 a.m. Saturday: Per TLCA coach Jeremy Kirk, freshman Dekota Morris-Porras was released from the hospital shortly after 8 a.m. with a clean bill of health.
In a scene that nobody attending a football game ever wants to see, Friday’s Roscoe-Abilene TLCA game was called early in the second half after a major injury scare.
As Roscoe was driving on offense, TLCA freshman Dekota Morris-Porras landed awkwardly on his upper back/neck-area after being blocked, and paramedics immediately started tending to him.
TLCA coach Jeremy Kirk said Morris-Porras, who was just called up to varsity this week, was transported to Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital in Sweetwater for evaluation and treatment.
Kirk added that Morris-Porras had movement in his lower extremities and hands and was also verbally responsive to questions being asked.
He was later transferred to Cook Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth for an MRI after his initial X-rays came back clean, Kirk said.
Roscoe was ahead 57-0 at the time and the District 6-2A Division II game will not be resumed.