(WAYNESBORO) Waynesboro High School, the place where Rockvale's Head Football Coach Rick Rice spent 28-years, came out in strong support for his son Austin at their Friday (10/5/2019) night football game. The Wildcats organized a prayer circle on the field for their former coach's son. A rainbow was seen on the distant horizon.
25-year old Austin Rice was in a horrific auto crash around 3:00 o'clock last Tuesday (10/1/2019) morning in Lewis County. He was rushed to Vanderbilt Medical Center, but swelling of the brain is keeping physicians from treating other injuries. He is in critical condition.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported that Austin was taken by LifeFlight helicopter from the 1700 block of Summertown Highway to the trauma center at Vanderbilt.
In conversations during the broadcast of Rockvale's first home game, Coach Rice commented, "Any coaching father would be thrilled to have coached their son. I have been blessed to have coached all three of mine. Tyler, Austin and Preston each played quarterback for the Waynesboro Wildcats."
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