16-year old Ben Lyman was killed on June 23rd when he dove 30 feet off a bridge over Bear River near Logan Utah. The accidental death stunned his teammates on the football team at Sky View High School, and they decided to dedicate their season in Ben’s honor. And what a season it has been.The Bobcats are 8-0 for the first time in school history, and will be one of the favorites to win their first state title in school history. The Bobcats wear custom wristbands from Reminderband that say, “Remember Ben,” and they tap his #25 jersey every time they step onto the field.
Hard work and precision execution are big reasons why the Bobcats are undefeated. But they say an even bigger reason is they feel Ben with them everytime they play.
There is a video with interviews of teammates and more information on this touching story at the ABC4 website.