CLAY COUNTY, Fla. — At its homecoming game Friday with Ed White, Oakleaf High School held an emotional tribute for a young man gone too soon.
Sixteen-year-old Keondre Moss’ family was there as the packed house donned purple -- his favorite color -- and held a moment of silence and prayer.
As Action News Jax has been telling you, Moss died in a crash Monday that sent two of his friends to the hospital.
On Friday, we saw one of the other crash victims for the first time out of the hospital. Brian Ransom attended with his family in a wheelchair.
Action News Jax spoke with Moss’ grandfather, Donald Moss, Sr.
“He was a prince of a guy,” Moss said. “In my eyes, he stands nine feet tall.”
It was a sea of purple in the stands, and on the field, players passed out flowers to his sister.
Keondre Moss was especially close with his 3-year-old niece, Carter.
“I call her Ms. Carter,” Moss Sr. said. “She’s our inspiration, so much power in that little girl. And Keondre was so gentle with her. It was just amazing to see the two of them.”
It was a night this family will never forget and one much bigger than football.
“It’s a blessing to be here and see so much support,” Moss Sr. said. “We’re so appreciative.”
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