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Bledsoe football players honor teammate on life support

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BLEDSOE COUNTY (WRCB)-- Friday night, Bledsoe County's football team took to the gridiron for the first time since a player collapsed last week during practice.

Assistant Principal and Athletic Director Greg Harwood says Kainen Boring is still on life support at Erlanger.

Friday's game was centered around the star player.

Bledsoe's team was led out onto the field by Kainen's two older brothers, with both wearing his number: 7.

The players wore stickers on their helmets that read "K.B.7".

And Notre Dame's players even supported their opposing team by wearing number 7 stickers on their helmets.

As the game began, Bledsoe started with only 10 players on the field, leaving the spot open for their beloved teammate.

Kainen apparently had a pre-existing condition called Arteriovenous Malformation, which caused his collapse.

Experts say it usually forms at birth.

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