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Loyd Star football player's condition critical, but stable

LINCOLN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) - The 18-year-old Lincoln County football player who has been fighting for his life in a medically induced coma is in critical, but stable condition. 

Friends of Peyton Flowers say it's a difficult time, but they are praying for a speedy recovery.

Number 42 fills the halls, hands and hearts of Loyd Star Attendance Center in Lincoln County.

"He is Loyd Star. He is the center of us. He is our backbone," said Autumn Cronin. "When we need him, he is always there and he needs us, so we are going to be there for him."

Eighteen-year-old Peyton Flowers, a senior and star football player at the Lincoln County school, has been in the hospital since Friday night when he felt ill during a football game. He has been fighting for his life, in critical condition since that time. Doctors have been treating Flowers for a subdural hematoma, or brain bleed.

"He's the strongest, fastest, toughest guy I know," said Dylan Smith. "I know he'll get through this."

His injury weighs heavy on the hearts of many. In support, the entire school is wearing red and black ribbons, pictures and most importantly prayers on the surface all for the one they love and know as,

"Number 42, Superman! We love you Peyton and we are praying for you," said Hollie Lambert.

One of Peyton's closest friends, Tristen Gates, says if anyone can make it through this, Peyton can.

"It doesn't matter who you are Peyton is going to like you," said Gates. "There's not a day in this world that Peyton don't smile. There's not a day in this world that Peyton doesn't go by and speak to somebody or cheer somebody up. I hope he gets better. I hope he comes back soon."

Friends and family have set up a Prayers for Peyton Flowers Facebook page where they are sharing information regarding his status.

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