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Posted: 9/15/2004 7:59:54 AM EST
Prayers sent to this team and their coaches. This is just plain weird and just plain sucks.


GRAPELAND, Texas (AP) -- About 40 players and coaches with the Grapeland High School football team in East Texas were injured, two of them critically, when lightning struck near their practice field Tuesday evening, authorities said.

One of the critically injured students was flown by helicopter to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler and the other was being transferred to Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston, ETMC hospital officials said.

Twenty-eight students ranging in age from 15-17 and two coaches were being treated at ETMC in nearby Crockett, hospital officials said. Their conditions ranged from good to critical, and they were complaining of soreness, abdominal pain and headaches.

Hospital spokeswoman Rebecca Berkley described it as "Just severe pain all over their bodies."

Seven others in good condition were being kept overnight for observation at Palestine Regional Medical Center, said spokeswoman Lynn Scribner.

The lightning strike occurred about 5:30 p.m. as the Grapeland Sandies' practice was winding down, according to radio station KBHT, which frequently broadcasts games.

"This occurred just out of the blue, no warning. It's not like lightning was flashing and building up," Grapeland Police Chief Roger Dickey said. "It just caught everybody off guard and it had already hit before anybody knew it."

The District 21-2A school is 3-0 so far this season.

Grapeland is about 120 miles southeast of Dallas.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:14:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:29:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:

Originally Posted By StykUrHedUp:


"This occurred just out of the blue, no warning. It's not like lightning was flashing and building up," Grapeland Police Chief Roger Dickey said. "It just caught everybody off guard and it had already hit before anybody knew it."

The District 21-2A school is 3-0 so far this season.


Grapeland is about 120 miles southeast of Dallas.



It already hit before anyone knew it...? Hahaha! Well, no shit, Sherlock. Lightning travels at hte speed of light. 186,000 miles per SECOND.

As for the teams record of 3-0, the lightning is 40-0

TRG

i think the point he was trying to make is that there was no lightning in the area...then BAM....outa nowhere they got struck.....you moron.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:31:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 8:32:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:

Originally Posted By StykUrHedUp:

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:

Originally Posted By StykUrHedUp:


"This occurred just out of the blue, no warning. It's not like lightning was flashing and building up," Grapeland Police Chief Roger Dickey said. "It just caught everybody off guard and it had already hit before anybody knew it."

The District 21-2A school is 3-0 so far this season.


Grapeland is about 120 miles southeast of Dallas.



It already hit before anyone knew it...? Hahaha! Well, no shit, Sherlock. Lightning travels at hte speed of light. 186,000 miles per SECOND.

As for the teams record of 3-0, the lightning is 40-0

TRG

i think the point he was trying to make is that there was no lightning in the area...then BAM....outa nowhere they got struck.....you moron.



Like, I care?

TRG

do you have sand in your vagina? cause youre acting like it.....if so...piss and moan elsewhere.
Link Posted: 9/15/2004 9:02:19 AM EST
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