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Brandon Nathan Tyson

Age 17

Anderson, South Carolina

Friday night lights end in tragedy

He was a Patriots and Longhorns fan, just like his mom. He was close to his whole family; his cousins looked up to him. His little brother and sister called him “Big Bubbie.”

A student and athlete at Wren High School, he played on the football, baseball, cross-country and track teams. He aspired to become a deep-sea underwater welder.

He had just left a football game between his school and Easley High School on a Friday night. On Sept. 8, 2018, Brandon Nathan Tyson, 17, died of a gunshot wound to the head at a friend’s house in Piedmont, South Carolina.

By Sequoia Wyckoff · Age 15
Meet the Reporters

More than 200 athletes

Elisha Amon Cole

Dreaming big, working on his portfolio

Taveon Donte' Brooks

Basketball point guard, would-be rapper

Natwan Kian Holyfield

Supposed to go to homecoming, prom

Orlando Myron Anderson Jr.

He was so full of life

Sharon Castro

She always helped those who struggled

Avi Liam Franco

He loved to learn and explore

Zyhame Kila Jones

An artist, basketball player and car-lover

Kendrick D. Davis

Not quite clear on his dreams

Lorenzo Moore-Vaughn

About to start his senior year

Jeremiah Ascencio

Last moments spent cradling his brother

Vicente Valero III

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James Alexzander Shorter

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Jayden Fondeur

His older brother found him first

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Ray Glasgow III

Bench wears jersey instead of captain

Ta Quan Pinkney

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Ricky Lamar Green Jr.

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