Heartbroken D'Iberville will play football on Friday night

D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - The flag outside D'Iberville High School is at half staff.  And on the door to a counselor's office is a black wreath.  The school, and the community remain heartbroken, still struggling to put the loss of Latrell Dunbar into words.  Yet, at the same time, the students at D'Iberville High have impressed their principal by showing so much strength and resiliency.

The junior running back collapsed Friday night in the third quarter of D'Iberville's game against Gautier.  He died at Ocean Springs Hospital around the same time his teammates were beating the Gators.

Since then, the football team has shared several tears.  But in a moving Sunday meeting with Dunbar's father, the players were reminded they have to go on, and they have to take care of business.  And, we're told his father said business begins in the classroom.

D'Iberville High School will hold a memorial service for Latrell Dunbar on Thursday.  D'Iberville will hold its Friday pep rally.  And the team will play this Friday night, when the Warriors travel to Long Beach to play the Bearcats.

His funeral is on Saturday.

Trang Pham Bui has the latest from D'Iberville High School on WLOX News at 6:00.

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