The following is a statement from the Arkansas City school district:

We were deeply saddened to learn that Rhett Lathers, a senior member of the Ark City High School Football Team, died in a rollover accident Tuesday night. Another student and two former students were also involved.


Understandably, members of our football team and coaching staff are deeply affected by this loss. With their wellbeing in mind, the Ark City High School Football Team will forfeit tomorrow’s game (Friday, Oct. 29) against McPherson. 


Words seem inadequate at this time but we extend our heartfelt sympathy to Rhett’s family and our thoughts remain with all affected.

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