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Mollie Tibbetts’ younger brother threw two touchdown passes and ran for a third on his high school football season opener just a few days after his sister’s body was found in an Iowa cornfield.
Scott Tibbetts almost didn’t play Friday night in Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom High the first race of the season, the Des Moines Register reported.
In BGM-Brooklyn’s first game of the season, Scott Tibbetts, Mollie Tibbetts’ younger brother, scored three touchdowns in the first half of the BGM reports Lisbon 35-24 pic.twitter.com/j8YqqqKgiX
— KCRG (@KCRG) August 25, 2018
The senior reportedly made the decision to play on Thursday, the day of the state medical examiner’s office revealed to his sister, 20-year-old, Mollie, died of “multiple sharp force injuries.”
Scott started the game as quarterback in a stadium filled with friends and family members to wear blue ribbons in honour of his sister. He threw two touchdown passes before you for another in the first half of the game.
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What turned out to be all the players of the team wore stickers on their helmets with Mollie’s initials, the Register reported.
Mollie’s alma mater beat Lisbon High School, 35-24.
Mollie’s funeral is scheduled for Sunday in her hometown of Brooklyn, and a “Mass of the Resurrection for Mollie Tibbetts” will be held in the Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom High School auditorium, KCRG reported.
Cristhian Rivera, 24, who immigration officials said was living in the U.S. illegally for four to seven years, was charged with first-degree murder in her death.
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