Lowndes Academy (Lowndesboro, Ala.) sophomore Trevor Johnson is responding to verbal commands, though he remained unconscious Saturday in a Birmingham hospital, coach Bob Taylor said.
Johnson, seriously injured in a two-car wreck Thursday that caused the cancellation of Lowndes’ season opener, is “moving a lot of extremities” and improving, Taylor said.
“Just keep the prayers coming,” Taylor said. “The prayers are working.”
Johnson is at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham.
Seventh-grader Zig Cannon, who was also injured in the accident, was released from Baptist South on Saturday, Taylor said. Cannon had been expected to be released Friday afternoon but was kept an extra night “as a precaution,” Taylor said.
Two other players in the wreck, senior Wesley Barber and junior Christian Barkley, were treated and released Thursday.
The two-car accident was in Hayneville near the Rebels’ field. A delivery driver ran a stop sign and struck the truck with the players, according to Hayneville police.
Lowndes, after its season opener with Macon-East was canceled, is scheduled to host Sumter Academy on Friday.