Shawnee Mission East’s boys soccer team held a special ceremony before its game against Olathe North Tuesday to honor Tyler Rathbun — the school’s all-time leader for goals in a single season, who was killed in an ATV accident in Miami County last fall.
As his teammates stood shoulder to shoulder on the field, Rathbun’s family — mother Theresa, father Clay and brother Alex — unwrapped Tyler’s framed number 14 jersey, pinned with his various awards. Rathbun’s number will be retired.
The team and large crowd also held a moment of silence for SM West wide receiver Andre Maloney, who died last week after suffering a stroke during a football game.
SM East went on to win the game Tuesday 3-1, bringing the team to 7-4-1 on the year.