Tipton Football Player Dies of Head Injury

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TIPTON - The medical examiner for Boone County, Callaway County and Green County confirmed that Tipton High School football player Chad Stover passed away Thursday.

The Tipton junior sustained a serious brain injury during the Oct. 31 game against Sacred Heart in Sedalia. Tipton Superintendent Scott Jarvis told KOMU Stover suffered the injury about six minutes left in the game and was flown by helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia.

Friends of the family remember Stover for his infectious smile. According to Sherla Hagrman, if you could pick an ideal kid out of a catalog, Stover would be that kid.

Jarvis also said the town was deeply saddened by the news, but together it will pull through.

Friends of the family and community members are expressing their sympathy for the family on Facebook. Click here to add your thoughts.

No word yet on when funeral services will be held for Stover.