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Panhandle student killed in crash

July 13, 2010|By DAVE McMILLION

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- A Washington High School student who played on the school's football team the year the school opened and who was a manager for the school's junior varsity basketball team was killed Thursday in a car crash in Washington state, school officials confirmed Tuesday.

Zachary Allen Reid, 16, was remembered Tuesday by two coaches at the school as a polite student who was dedicated to the sports programs with which he was involved.

Zachary made the varsity football team as a freshman when Washington High opened in 2008, said Mark Hash, the school's head football coach.

Zachary did not play in any games that year, but he practiced with the team and Hash said he remembered him "hitting with the big boys."

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"He was a good young man and worked hard. It's a sad situation," Hash said Tuesday night.

Zachary, who would have been a junior at Washington High in the fall, did not play football at the school last year, Hash said.

Details about the crash were not available from police Tuesday night.

Hash said Zachary regularly made a trip to Washington state in the summer.

Zachary's stepfather, Alex Feliu, is the junior varsity basketball coach at Washington High, and Zachary was a manager for the team last year, said Don Bullett, the school's head basketball coach.

Bullett said Zachary was a well-mannered student who went out of his way to get the players on the junior varsity team whatever they needed.

Zachary was born Dec. 10, 1993, in Loudoun County, Va., and was the son of Bradley Raymond Reid and Daphne Denise Andrews, according to his obituary.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 1 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town.

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