Mass Held for Hill-Murray Football Player who Suffered Head Trauma

November 01, 2018 02:15 PM

The Maplewood community gathered Thursday morning to support a Hill-Murray football player who suffered a head injury during a game last weekend.

At 9:15 a.m., a mass was held in support of Zachary Zarembinski. The mass was held in the school's varsity gym. Students and community members were asked to wear green.


"As a coach, you have the kids; you talk about family and working together as a family, and as a community here at Hill-Murray, we talk about an extended family," Hill-Murray head football coach Pete Bercich said.

"It's amazing to see it in action."

Zarembinski is currently at Regions Hospital. He was transported there after complaining of a headache during a game Saturday and suffering subsequent seizures.

During the mass, Zach's teammates had a message for him.

“I would say, 'Stay strong Zach. We are coming to see you. We are doing everything we can out here, and we will see you soon,'" Alex Bloemendal said. 

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According to information provided on Zarembinski's Caring Bridge page, he remains in the ICU in critical condition.

However, the pressure in his brain has reportedly remained stable since surgery.

Zarembinski is also continuing to receive support from breathing tubes.

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