Junior quarterback Kyle Lynn has withdrawn from Aubrey High School and is currently enrolled at Whitesboro High School, multiple sources confirmed Monday night.
Lynn started four of Aubrey’s seven games this season after missing the first three games because he suffered injuries in both of his feet in the offseason.
Lynn started in Thursday night’s loss to Frisco Lone Star. He completed 8 of 18 passes for 129 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.
The next morning, he withdrew from Aubrey, cleaned out his locker and enrolled at Whitesboro, where his parents have moved.
The junior said he cried as he addressed his team for the final time.
“It was very emotional just because it was all my teammates that I wish I could have finished the season with, but it just didn’t work out that way,” Lynn said. “I just told them the situation and what happened, and I how I had to go.”
Whitesboro head coach Eddie Gill said he met with Lynn on Monday and Gill liked the demeanor of his newest player. The head coach said he still is unsure of his plans for Lynn at Whitesboro (4-2, 2-0 District 5-2A (I)).
“I visited with him [Monday] morning during athletics period, and he just wants to fit in and just be a kid and help wherever he can,” Gill said.”We’ll see how that works out.”
According to Section 400 of the University Interscholastic League’s Constitution, a student is eligible for a UIL varsity game if he or she has been in regular attendance for 15 or more calendar days.
With Lynn enrolling at Whitesboro on Oct. 12, he is ineligible for the Bearcats’ district game against Pilot Point on Oct. 26. He will be eligible for Whitesboro’s game against Callisburg on Nov. 2.
Aubrey head coach Mike Segleski said freshman Rylee Hellman, junior Mason Robinson and senior Brylen Williams will all compete for the starting job before Aubrey’s next game Oct. 26 against Celina.
Williams enrolled at Aubrey (2-5, 0-1 District 9-3A) last October after attending McKinney North but was ruled ineligible in the spring by the District 9-3A Executive Committee.
Williams will be eligible to play next week, Segleski said.
Aubrey athletic director Daryl Hellman said nothing negative was marked on Lynn’s Previous Athletic Participation Form, which is required by the UIL in order for Lynn to be eligible at Whitesboro.
Gill said he faxed the PAPF to the District 5-2A (I)’s Executive Committee on Monday morning.
Along with the foot injuries he suffered in the summer, Lynn has had his share of calamities in 2012. This spring, while playing basketball, Lynn suffered a torn cartilage in his knee.
In April, as he was driving down a gravel road, lost control of his black 2001 Ford F-150 and hit a fence pole that impaled the driver-side door and went through the roof of the truck, crushing Lynn’s side of the vehicle. Lynn only suffered a broken arm.
Lynn’s father, Brian Lynn, said he’s fortunate his son’s still with him.
The battered truck remains in a pasture on the land of Lynn’s grandfather, G.A. Moore. Moore was the head coach at Aubrey for the previous three seasons before he retired in May as the all-time wins leader in state history.
Within the last two weeks, Lynn’s uncle and his 17-year old bird dog both died.
Then Friday, Segleski received a call from a crying Lynn, who apologized for moving and asked to come speak to his team in the afternoon.
“He’s a big loss to the school itself,” Segleski said. “He’s really likeable, a good kid, never was a troublemaker. He was really liked. There’s a lot of senior classmates that were sad to see him go, coaches as well.”
That afternoon, Lynn addressed his teammates, thencalled Segleski on Sunday. The two met up after church, and Lynn cleaned out his locker.
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