By Tia Lynn Ivey
The memory of Seth Stapleton, a Morgan County high school football player who tragically died in 2015, lives on as his family and friends carry on what he loved to do in his honor.
The Fourth Annual Shoot for Seth was held last weekend at Old Hudson Plantation in Sparta. The Sporting clay tournament included 100 targets and was open to both adults and kids. The event featured a live auction, a silent auction, games and raffle tickets. All funds raised will go to benefit the the Seth Stapleton Memorial Scholarship Fund. Every year, recipients of the scholarship fund must be nominated for the award. To find out more information visit: www.shootforseth.com.
Seth Stapleton, who was just 17-years-old when he passed away in October of 2015, was the son of Ray and Angela Stapleton and brother of Andrew Stapleton. Seth was killed in a single car wreck in the early morning of Saturday, Oct. 17, just hours after the big homecoming game that year.
His loved ones remember Seth as an “avid outdoorsman” and athlete. Seth was not only a player for the Morgan County High School Bulldogs football team, he was also a part of the the Lake Oconee Shotgun Team, even making it to a national competition in Illinois. He also loved fishing and duck hunting. But most of all, Seth is remembered for how he loved his family and friends. His number one heroes were his brother Andrews, and his parents. He cared deeply for his friends and teammates. Now, his loved ones are carrying on his legacy and keeping his memory alive.