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Former Darby HS football player passes away from non-Hodgkin lymphoma

DARBY – Jake Sanders, who graduated from Darby High School in 2016, has passed away from non-Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 20.

Jake, or “Sunshine” as everyone called him for his long blond hair, played center on the football team.

In the past few weeks, Jake’s condition grew worse while he was receiving treatment in Houston. Earlier last week he decided to discontinue treatment and return home to Darby.

This Friday, the football team will be retiring his number, 61, and paying tribute to Jake. We will have a full story on the community reaction for our Youth Sports Spotlight on Monday.

— story by Jack Ginsburg – MTN Sports

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