The city of Orange was eerily quiet on Sunday, Sept. 19. Tragedy and devastation swept through the town as the news of Reggie Garrett’s death spread. Garrett was the quarterback for the West Orange – Stark High School Mustangs. Garrett was an exceptional student, athlete, friend, brother and son. He was a straight-A student and an excellent role model to young athletes. Garrett lived and died doing what he loved: football. He was 17.

Businesses have began to change their signs to let the family and friends know that the community is praying for each of them. Those mourning the loss of Garrett have started to leave flowers and gifts at the 50-yard line of the football field and on the fence on the home side. The American flag and Texas state flag on campus have been lowered to half mass.

Autopsy results are still pending as well as funeral arrangements, but the service might take place at the high school football field later this week.

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