LEWISBURG (WATE) – The Knoxville Central High School Bobcats were on the road playing Marshall County High School for week four of high school football playoffs, but students took time Friday to remember their classmate who was shot and killed.
Before the game, cheerleaders from both schools met at midfield to release balloons in memory of Emma Walker. In the student section, classmates also wore purple armbands in her honor.
Walker was found at her home with a gunshot wound. A Maryville freshman football player, William Riley Gaul faces charges for first-degree murder.
A crowdfunding page was set up to help Walker’s family. The donations will go toward a fund set up for Walker’s parents Mark and Jill at Regions Bank. Also, deposits can be made at any branch location.