BY CORY WOODROOF
The Williamson County school and sporting community and beyond is sharing heavy hearts and words of encouragement following the sudden passing of a Brentwood High School student and athlete.
Junior football player Lucas Davis, 16, was found deceased early Sunday.
No cause of death is known at the time, though Brentwood Police is currently investigating the incident. No criminal charges have been filed so far.
Brentwood High students and families were notified of his passing through a message from school principal Kevin Keidel later in the day. The school has since shared messages of support from others in the community.
A GoFundMe page has been established to assist the Davis family in its time of need.
“Lucas was a friend to all and a leader to all. He loved everyone to the fullest and always strived to follow Christ, while teaching others about him as well,” the page reads. “Lucas was an outstanding football player for the Bruins, as he wore #74. This tragedy has saddened Lucas’ classmates, teammates, and friends.
“Please consider donating to this GoFundMe to help raise money for Lucas’ family to assist in covering any expenses they may face. Lucas, we love you forever buddy- watch out for us up there. #FlyHigh74”
Please consider helping the Davis family in this tough time. Thank you https://t.co/TBuLGlS9jy
— Ben Craig (@ben_craigg) October 7, 2018
Many were quick to share condolences and remembrance for Davis after the news was shared.
Truly at a loss for words today, Brentwood lost a legend who had the biggest heart around and truly loved others. Look out for us and fly high 74 ❤️
— BHS Student Section (@BwoodSection) October 7, 2018
Many heavy hearts in WCS today. Lifting up all our families, friends and employees impacted.
— Dr. Mike Looney (@wcsDirofSchools) October 8, 2018
Thoughts and Prayers to the Davis family and the BHS community. Such devastating news about a beloved student. Lucas @DavisLucas22 will be missed and remembered by all! #FlyHigh74 #bruinpride #bruinnation #bruinstrong
— Brentwood Lady LAX (@BHSLadyLAX) October 8, 2018
My heart is aching with the loss & void left by your absence Lucas… prayers abound & love unlimited for the entire Davis family….you will be carried with us… ❤️
— McHughs Art Classes (@wcsBHShm) October 8, 2018
Our hearts are with you. We are one Brentwood. https://t.co/ljcvJh1kdJ
— #BeTheTradition 🦅 (@RavenwoodFB) October 8, 2018
— Ravenwood Athletics (@wcsRHSAthletics) October 8, 2018
— Franklin Football (@FHSRebels) October 8, 2018
Keeping the @wcsBHS community in our thoughts and prayers.
— The Rebellion (@fhsrebellion) October 8, 2018
Mustang Nation is devastated by sudden death of @DavisLucas22. Lucas was JR at Brentwood HS. Mom Amanda is teacher at @LipscombAcademy & younger brother Jacob is FR on Mustang FB team. Love to Lucas’ dad Mike, Amanda, Jacob, @wcsBHSrc & @BrentwoodHills youth group. pic.twitter.com/5QObDit7Dx
— Lipscomb Academy Football (@LAmustangFB) October 7, 2018
— Nolensville High (@wcsNHS) October 8, 2018
The White House family extends its thoughts and prayers to the family of Lucas Davis, a Junior lineman from Brentwood High School who passed away in his sleep last night. We extend our deepest condolences and wishes to the BHS family, students and community. pic.twitter.com/7sL7g4n2iL
— White House Blue Devils Sports (@whitehousebdp) October 7, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with our brothers and sisters at @wcsBHS. We all mourn the loss of Lucas Davis, a young life lost. May you find strength in the love surrounding you. Psalm 34:18, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
— Davidson Academy (@davidsonacademy) October 8, 2018
— Chris Smith (@CSmithScout) October 8, 2018
A huge tragedy at Brentwood. Prayers to team and school in the death of a player. Freshman/JV game for tomorrow cancelled.
— SC Football (@Red_Hawks_SC) October 7, 2018
Arrangements are not known at this time.
As the last message notes, Monday’s Brentwood freshman/junior varsity football game with Stewarts Creek has been cancelled in wake of the news.
Photo by Russell Vannozzi