Crime

High School Football Player Stabbed Twice After Winning Playoff Game

| by Brendan Kelly
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A Massachusetts high school football player underwent major surgery after being stabbed Halloween weekend.

Marvens Fedna, 16, was listed in fair condition at Mass General Hospital on Nov. 2, My Fox Boston reports.

The Everett High School student was walking home from a Halloween party, just hours after winning a playoff game, when he allegedly heard somebody yelling for help. According to coach John DiBlasio, the running back went to help the person and got stabbed in the hand and in the back.

Fedna was celebrating a huge victory that night. Earlier on Oct. 31, Everett High School beat St. John’s Prep School, sending Everett to the finals in their division’s playoff.

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“He’s in the prime of his life,” DiBlasio told My Fox Boston. “He’s 16 years old. He’s a victim of something like that; he almost loses his life for no reason other than he’s just trying to help somebody that’s being attacked.”

Fedna was in critical condition on Nov. 1. DiBlasio said he underwent surgery and had family members by his side. Around 3 p.m., Marvens gave his coach a thumbs up.

DiBlasio told the Boston Globe that Fedna is “doing a lot better.”

Police are still searching for the suspect in the stabbing. Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria said police are “adamant about finding who did it.”

Sources: MyFox Boston, Boston Globe / Photo Credit: MyFox Boston