UPDATE (Sept. 11) – The Troup Independent School District is asking the community to wear blue on Monday, Sept 12 in support of Cooper Reid. Reid suffered a head injury during the school’s homecoming game on Friday night.

Wide-angle photo of Troup Middle School students and staff sitting on bleachers, all wearing blue.
Photo courtesy of Troup Middle School

TROUP, Texas (KETK) — The Troup community held a prayer vigil for Cooper Reid on Saturday night, a varsity football player who was injured Friday night in their football game. Community members shared an updated that Cooper is in stable condition and the doctors are saying it’s looking better after CAT scans and they’re trying to relieve pressure from his brain.

Troup ISD along with community members say they’re grateful for all of East Texas support during this difficult time. They asked for continued prayers for Cooper’s healing.

Previous reporting:

First Baptist Church of Troup posted on Facebook Saturday to say they will be holding a prayer vigil for Cooper Reid Saturday night at the football stadium.

According to the post, Reid suffered a head injury in last night’s homecoming football game. Troup ISD also posted to Facebook on Saturday that the Homecoming Dance had been postponed as a result of Reid’s injuries and also invited students to attend the prayer vigil.

For anyone wanting to attend the vigil, Tiger Stadium is located on Lowery Street in Troup. Vigil starts at 7 p.m. Saturday and you can contact First Baptist Church of Troup at 903-842-3091 if you have any questions.


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