A former Siegel High School football player who suffered a serious head injury in 2015 while playing a game against Warren County at Nunley Stadium has died, according to his family.
Baylor Bramble has passed away, his father said Saturday.
His father David Bramble posted on Twitter, “After nearly 5 1/2 years of fighting, Baylor’s fight is finished. He is with Jesus and hearing ‘Well done good and faithful servant.’”
Baylor was injured near the end of a high school football game against the Pioneers in October 2015. He was airlifted and underwent emergency brain surgery at Vanderbilt.
The day after the game, then-Warren County head coach Tom Moore and members of the Pioneer football team attended a prayer service at Siegel High School for Baylor. Later, Warren County students fundraised and donated to the Bramble family.
Greg Wyant was Siegel’s head coach at the time and he is Siegel’s current athletic director. Wyant said he was impressed by the outpouring of support and compassion shown by the Warren County community.
Baylor’s father posted online that Baylor had just undergone nasal surgery on Wednesday due to respiratory issues and nose bleeds. His overall health seemed to deteriorate quickly after the surgery, his father noted in posts.