DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (WAFB) - A sports bar and grill in Denham Springs is donating 10% of its sales Thursday to the family of a former Walker High School football star.
Jacobi Scott, star quarterback for the Wildcats, was one of two Louisiana high school athletes killed in a crash involving an 18-wheeler near Marshall, Texas on May 9.
Shelvin Keller, a wide receiver at East St. John High School, was in the same car as Scott, and was also killed in the crash.
Both men were students at Southwestern College in Kansas.
Big Mike’s Sports Bar & Grill, located off of Range Avenue in Denham Springs, says they are donating 10% of their sales Thursday to Scott’s family.
“We were very touched. My wife and I with three kids, when somebody loses a child in a tragedy like this, we just felt like we need to do something. We’re very blessed with the community support we have here, and everything that we’ve been through with the flood has really brought the community together,” said Mike O’Neal, owner of Big Mike’s.
Scott, a former WAFB Sportsline Player of the Week, led Walker to a 7-3 record and Class 5A playoff berth. He passed for 2,969 yards and 30 touchdowns in 2016, was named co-MVP on offense for the All-Parish Team, and snapped the school’s 25-game losing streak in district play.