Central HS homecoming football game dedicated to Seth Bayles

If you are at the Central High School homecoming game Friday night in Paddock Lake, you are likely to see and hear lots of references to “Seth.”

If you have been living under a rock or perhaps are from out of town and don’t know, let me tell you those Seth references are about Seth Bayles, a senior at the school who has been battling rare, progressive/degenerative diseases that have kept him in and out of doctor’s offices and hospitals since he was 7.

This week, he was in the hospital again. And when it looked like Seth, the football’s team’s manager and videographer, was not going to be able to make the game, the team dedicated the game to him and the student body was showing support as well. Many students in Wednesday’s homecoming game were displaying Seth wristbands.

Central head football Coach Tyson Mengel visited Seth in the hospital earlier this week and had Seth draw up a play for the team — The Seth Special — which will be run in the second quarter tonight.

The Seth’s Journey Faceboook page, which documents Seth’s life — good times and more challenging ones alike — said Seth has been discharged from the hospital Thursday and does plan to try to attend the game. So you might even meet him if you are there.

Here is some more of the story as told on social media:


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