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Northeast Lauderdale High School mourning death of football player

Northeast Lauderdale football player Corey Moss was honored during the Trojan's "Senior Night" on Friday
Northeast Lauderdale football player Corey Moss was honored during the Trojan's "Senior Night" on Friday(Northeast Lauderdale High School)
Published: Sep. 21, 2020 at 4:23 PM CDT
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MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - An upperclassman on the Northeast Lauderdale High School football team has died, according to school principal Joshua Herrington.

In a post put out by the school’s Facebook on Monday, the player was identified as senior Corey Moss.

Northeast Lauderdale head football coach Maurice Gowdy said Moss was a starting inside linebacker for the team and shared this statement with WTOK:

“Corey will be remembered for his incredible uplifting smile. He had the ability to make everyone around him feel better about themselves. He loved his family, teammates, teachers, coaches and classmates very deeply. Corey Moss was a gentle giant. Everyone who ever met Corey and got to know him will tell you that they were better off for getting to be apart of Corey’s life, and even though he is gone he will definitely not be forgotten.”

The details of Moss' death have not yet been confirmed. We will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Moss' family and the Northeast Lauderdale High School football team.

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