Oscar Smith-Deep Creek game to be played Friday night


by 13 News


Posted on October 17, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 4:50 PM

CHESAPEAKE-- Oscar Smith High School will now play its football game with Deep Creek Friday night at 7 p.m. It will be a home game for Oscar Smith.

The game was cancelled Thursday after the death of an Oscar Smith Junior Varsity football player. 

The hallways inside Oscar Smith High School were quiet Thursday. Students described school as being very somber after the loss of classmate Jhevontae Davis.

The 14-year-old football player died after a medical emergency during junior varsity practice Wednesday afternoon.

The boy was given first aid by off-duty police officers who were at the school for another event until emergency personnel could get there.

Jhevontae was transported to Chesapeake Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Joan Boothe was a geometry classmate of Jhevontae's, "It's sad, really sad for the simple fact he wasn't able to live his whole life. He just died. I saw him yesterday. It's crazy."

Boothe went home early Thursday, her mother Marcella Davis said she's having a very tough time.

"She said he didn't have a chance to live his life and he was a good person and she's questioning why God would  take away someone that's so good."

A moment of silence was taken Thursday morning.

Students tell us members of the jv and varsity football teams were gathered and taken somewhere to meet today.

Grief counselors are available for students and staff.

The Oscar Smith junior varsity football game against Deep Creek scheduled for Thursday night has been postponed and the flag in front of the school is at half-staff.