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Old 08-26-2007   #10
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Default Re: Westfield Player Dies

I didn't know him, but a lot of my friends are on the team and know him. It pains me to see them so hurt, mainly because they don't know how to deal with it. They learned about his death right before a scrimmage. A friend of mine said he was happy and excited about the scrimmage, the whole team was ready to finally play. Then they got the call that Herman was murdered. All that hapiness was gone and they all went back to Westfield. I went there as soon as I heard to go see my friends. One went home right away. The rest of the team was in the weight room praying and just trying to deal with it. One guy was completely insane, saying he had been with Herman just before he was killed. He said he told him to stop the fight, and he screamed that for a while. You could hear him outside. It was disturbing. One of my friends was breaking down crying and walking around the school. The same day, the school had the "Senior Lighting" social, which was basically a party celebrating the seniors. I was dumbfounded at how thousands of kids were partying in the cafeteria while so many of my friends were broken in the parking lot by the locker room. I spent today with an offensive player. We went to Texas Music Emporium and he entertained himself with the keyboards. Then we went to the movies and watched Superbad. His biggest concern was how I, at 16, could get in an R rated movie. Then we went to Cici's as the Texans game winded down. After the game, the news came on and they were interviewing a girl that knew Herman. He didn't know how to deal with it. He laughed to deal with the pain and told us he barely knew Herman, but he remembers an incident they had during our freshman year. The rest of the night, he was looking down and trying to keep his mind of the death. I told him we should just call it a night because school starts on monday. I don't want to imagine how the defensive players deal with it. It's heartbreaking.
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