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Moore is remembered in first home game since his death

By Alex Love, Staff Reporter
Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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Family and friends of Nathan Moore wear T-shirts in his honor. Moore, 18, died at home last Wednesday.
 

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Family and friends of Nathan Moore wear T-shirts in his honor. Moore, 18, died at home last Wednesday.

 



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The back of the T-shirts memorialize Nathan Moore's initials and jersey number.
 

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The back of the T-shirts memorialize Nathan Moore's initials and jersey number.

 



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Nathan Moore's home game jersey is draped over a chair along the Greer sideline.
 

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Nathan Moore's home game jersey is draped over a chair along the Greer sideline.

 

For GreerToday.com

The “Friday Night Lights” slogan that was on Nathan Moore’s Instagram page Tuesday night was all across the Greer High School basketball gym in his honor.

The Greer Yellow Jackets hosted the Southside Tigers in the first home game since the death of Moore. Family, students and friends wore T-shirts in Nathan’s memory.

Moore, 18, died last Wednesday at his home. A cause of death has not been determined pending further tests.

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose was printed on the front of the T-shirts. #NM11, Moore's initials and number, was on the back. Moore’s home game jersey was draped over a chair.

The T-shirts were contributed by Blue Ridge High School parent, Amy Seppala, whose daughter, Bailey, was a friend of Moore.

“Bailey and Nathan were good friends, he was a regular at our house and we just loved him,” Amy Seppala said. “That was his slogan and it’s what he went by. He leaves a huge spot in the home that can never be filled.”

Proceeds from the T-shirts, $10 each, will be given to the Moore family to help with funeral expenses.

The Moore family attended Tuesday night’s game. “It’s bitter sweet and warms my heart,” Tracy Moore, Nathan’s mother, said. “This shows how a community can pull together in a time of need for someone who needs that.”

Despite the 66-52 defeat to Southside, Greer Head Coach Greg Miller was nearly speechless describing the atmosphere and his players pulling together less than one week after Moore’s death.

“Only a kid like Nathan could make all this happen. He was a special young man,” Miller said. “It amazes me what the community has done to give all this support that this basketball family really needs.”

Kyle Moore, Nathan’s brother, started Tuesday. Nathan's name remained listed on the lineup page.

“It’s tough to get out here,” Kyle said. “But I think he’s proud because I’m playing. It doesn’t necessarily mean winning now. I’m just trying to play as hard as I can.”

 

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