Sam Frierson- voice of the Brookland-Cayce Bearcats -passes away

Sam Frierson- the voice of Brookland-Cayce Bearcats

Sam Frierson- the voice of Brookland-Cayce Bearcats- passed away last Thursday. He was remembered at the BC graduation ceremony, Friday, held on the field where he called so many high school football games.

Sam Frierson

BCHS Principal Gregg Morton said Frierson was the only announcer Brookland-Cayce had in its new football stadium, and the new basketball arena. Frierson was also on staff at BC as a teaching assistant. He was an assistant soccer coach, too.

“He meant a lot to Brookland-Cayce,” said Morton. “He will be missed.”
A Go FundMe page was set up to help defray medical costs.

Sam’s funeral mass is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Augusta Highway, Lexington. A gathering will follow.

According to a post by family member Jackie Caulder on Friday, May 9, “Sam thought he may have strep.” By May 11, (Mother’s Day) “Sam was taken to Lexington Medical Center due to his throat being so swollen that it was interfering with his ability to breathe properly.”

He then underwent surgery and two ruptured abscesses were found in his throat. Infection had spread throughout his throat and thoracic cavity. Doctors admitted Sam to ICU and he was placed on a ventilator. In the days that followed, he had multiple throat surgeries at LMC and then Sam was transferred to MUSC in Charleston on May 16.

He had multiple throat and lung surgeries to clean the bacteria in addition to cat scans, X-rays and much more. The doctors at MUSC informed his family Sam had pneumonia in his right lung. By May 30, he had succumbed to the illness.

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