Slain teen was Hardin Valley football standout
Hall played several positions on the offensive line for the Hardin Valley Academy Hawks before graduating two years ago, according to Coach Wes Jones.
“I knew he’ll be missed by many,” Jones said. “It’s such a tragic event… . 19 years old is way too early for a young man to be taken from this earth. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and all the parties involved.”
Police have yet to release the name of the person who shot Hall or the circumstances surrounding his death, but Jones said that no matter what happened the end result is the same.
“Two lives were really taken last night, and that’s just really unfortunate,” he said. “We still have a lot of kids involved in the football program who played with Evan and I’m sure they’re hurting today, too.
“There’s nothing you can really say to make anyone feel any better about this. Hopefully, we can learn from it and grow from it.”
Hall was a cheerful, well-liked student who enjoyed making other people happy, according to friend and former teammate Garrett Curtis.
“Evan was such a good friend,” said Curtis, an 18-year-old HVA senior. “He was always smiling. I promise you the only time I didn’t see him smile was on the football field.
“But after a game he was all smiles again, win or lose.”
Curtis said that Hall was a “junior and senior when I was a freshman and sophomore” but they remained friends after Hall graduated two years ago.
Friends of Hall were shocked by the news of his death and have been using social media networks such as Twitter and Facebook to express condolences.
‘RIP Evan Hall one of the best teammates I’ve ever had. He was a great guy. Will be missed!” one friend said on his Twitter account.by J.J. Stambaugh, Independent editor