Crestwood extends gesture to Hartsville

Crestwood High School will not play the second half of its game against Hartsville, giving the Red Foxes a 27-7 week seven win. The game was suspended at halftime at Kelleytown Stadium following the death of Ronald Rouse, a defensive lineman who collapsed in the second quarter and was later pronounced dead. The game was stopped with under four minutes to go in the half. After the ambulance left the field, the final minutes of the first half was played. The game was suspended at halftime.

"This is a first-class and compassionate decision on the part of Crestwood High Scool and we greatly appreciate their consideration. Their coaching staff, players, and administration have been very supportive and kind during these difficult times," Hartsville principal Dr. Charlie Burry said in a press release.

With the win Hartsville improves to 7-0 on the season and 2-0 in region play. The Red Foxes play this Friday night at Manning.

WPDE and coverage of Ronald Rouse

Monday: Funeral Arrangements for Ronald Rouse

Saturday - Rich's Blog: Remembering Ronald Rouse

Saturday - Teammates shares his thoughts

Saturday: Questions surround death of football player

Friday - Chevy End Zone coverage of Ronald Rouse

Friday - Hartsville football player collapses and dies