Regina football player dies

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ASHLEIGH MATTERN
Editor-in-Chief

 
University of Regina Rams football player Spenser Borlase, 18, was killed in a car accident Sept. 11.

The Regina Rams website reported Borlase was on his way to Prince Albert to visit his girlfriend after Friday night’s game against the Huskies.

The accident took place at about 11 p.m., on Highway 11 near the village of MacDowell, south of P.A. Borlase was heading north, the only occupant in the vehicle, when he veered into the other lane and collided head-on with a vehicle heading south.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 25-year-old female from P.A., died at the scene. The four passengers of the second vehicle, a 48-year-old female, a 13-year-old female, a 2-year-old female and 1-year-old female, are in hospital. One passenger suffered serious injuries and the remainder suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The Regina Rams website said weekend practices were cancelled and counsellors were brought in to talk with players and coaches.

Rams head coach Frank McCrystal said they recruited the defensive lineman because they “had the sense he was going to be a good player,” reported the Rams website. “Academically he was strong and athletically he was very good. He was not only a football player, he was also looking at trying out for the track team. He was a confident, personable young man who was in the process of defining his place on the team.”