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Football players observe a moment of silence

Staff Reports Posted 20 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman

MEDINA – Before tonight’s Medina Mustang football game at home versus Akron, both teams and their fans observed a moment of silence for Damon Janes, a Westfield-Brocton football player who died Monday following a hit in last Friday’s high school football game against Portville. Teams from throughout Section 6 are pausing before each game tonight and Saturday to remember Janes.

Before each game, the following statement will be read: “On behalf of the entire Section 6 of New York State Public High School Athletic Association, we offer our deepest condolences and support to family, friends, classmates of Damon Janes, including school communities of Brocton, Westfield and Portville. Please know you’re in the hearts of the entire Western New York Athletic Community.”