An Inglemoor player took a hard hit – one that left him almost motionless for a few minutes and brought silence to the bleachers. According to Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal, senior lineman Ezekiel Taylor at first appeared to have suffered an apparent neck injury.
Doctors from both teams immediately attended to him on the field while aid crews were called to the scene. Eventually Taylor regained motion in his extremities and left the field holding his thumb up.
According to Snoqualmie Fire Chief Mark Correira, he was taken to Swedish Hospital as a precautionary measure. A Snoqualmie Fire Department emergency medical unit had been stationed at the game – as they usually are – but Correira said they were called away to a roll over car accident on North Fork Road about 3-4 minutes before Taylor was injured.
The Fall City Fire Department ended up responding to Wildcat Stadium, which took about 20 minutes according to fans in attendance.
Lee Burdge, Treasurer of Inglemoor Football Boosters/Viking Gridiron Club, said their player was checked out and released from the hospital Friday night, October 21, 2016. Burdge said their player would be okay – and should be back on the football field “in no time.”
Burge said the Inglemoor Football team appreciated the kindness of the Mount Si community and all the well wishes on Taylor’s behalf.
Mount Si ended up winning the game, 63-21.