Guthrie passes the bucket for injured Woodward football player

Photo courtesy of Woodward High School.

During Friday night’s football game, the Jays and Boomers battled it out on the gridiron, but in the stands, Guthrie and Woodward came together for an injured Boomer.

On the first day of full pad workouts in August, the Woodward High School football team witnessed one of their own go down with a neck injury.

During a team drill, senior Dakota Sammarco suffered an injury and was rushed to a hospital. Now, he’s currently at the Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Center.

Superintendent Dr. Mike Simpson of Guthrie Public Schools and Woodward Superintendent Kyle Reynolds are friends outside of their duties and are in constant contact with each other.

After the first quarter of the game, buckets were passed out throughout the stands to help raise funds for Dakota.

The kind gesture, organized by the Guthrie student council and the local administration, raised $1,477.10 for Dakota and his family.

A benefit in Woodward will be held for Dakota on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Corner Lounge in Woodward with all donations going to the family for expenses.

From all of us in Guthrie, we are rooting for you Dakota, your family, teammates, coaches, and friends.


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