This is just terrible.
A high school football player in Massachusetts went from celebrating scoring the winning touchdown in a playoff game to bleeding in a hospital on Halloween night, according to the The Boston Globe.
Marvens Fedna, running back for Everett High School, was walking home late Saturday night with some friends and teammates after celebrating their playoff win at a Halloween party.
Unfortunately, Fedna and his friends ran into a group of troublemakers, and though most of the students walked away and continued to head home, one inexplicably stayed behind, ultimately ending up in trouble with the other group of teens.
According to WFXT, Fedna heard some yelling and returned to see what was going on and help his friend.
Sadly, he ended up being attacked and stabbed for his trouble, suffering wounds to his hand and his back and ultimately undergoing major surgery at Mass General Hospital.
“He’s in the prime of his life. He’s 16 years old. He’s a victim of something like that he almost loses his life, no reason other than he’s just trying to help somebody that’s being attacked,” said Coach John DiBlasio.
Fedna has since been upgraded from critical to fair condition, but remains in the hospital, surrounded by family and friends.
“He’s doing a lot better,’’ said DiBiaso.“He’s just a good kid. He’s well-liked.”
Police are declining to comment on the incident other than to say that an investigation was ongoing and no arrests had yet been made.
Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria said that the police are “adamant about finding who did it” and noted that they have reviewed security camera footage and are interviewing “as many people as possible.”
“We are all very upset about it,’’ said DeMaria, who has two children at the school who are friends with Fedna. “He’s a great kid.”