St. Mary’s Springs Academy of Fond du Lac scored 62 points. That was the jersey number worn by Trent Schueffner.
School officials say Schueffner died in a hunting accident Friday, before the team’s first playoff game against Dominican.
The school released the following statement on his passing:
“It is with a heavy heart and great sadness to learn of the passing of SMSA junior Trent Schueffner during a tragic hunting accident earlier today in Calumet County. St. Mary’s Springs Academy wishes to send our prayers and deepest sympathies to his family as well as our students, staff and Ledger community as we mourn his loss and pray for his eternal rest.”
Schueffner’s family and teammates requested that the game go on as scheduled. Students were asked to wear green in Schueffner’s honor.
St. Mary’s Springs won 62-7 to remain undefeated.
Trent Schueffner was a junior at St. Mary’s Springs Academy. He was set to graduate in 2020.