Football took a back seat following Friday’s game against Morristown West. John Thomas, a well-known figure in the Jefferson County sports community, passed away during the game following a battle with cancer.

Thomas coached several current JCHS athletes in youth sports and leaves behind his wife Lindi, son Landon and daughter Addy. Not to mention the many student athletes he impacted at a young age. Here are just some of the reactions to the news of John’s passing:

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