Update on Southern Guilford football player Scotty Wayne killed in early morning car crash

Posted by Andy Durham on October 5, 2008 at 3:10 pm under High School | 16 Comments to Read

Southern Guilford football player Scotty Wayne was killed in an early morning car crash that also injured his Southern Guilford teammate Darren Garcia. Wayne was an outstanding runningback for the Southern Guilford Storm and he had already committed to East Carolina University and planned to enter there next fall on a football scholarship.

Scotty Wayne was the Steak N Shake player-of-the-Game in our GREENSBOROSports.com AM950 first round high school football playoff game last year at Southern Guilford. Scotty Wayne was scheduled to be one of our guests along with his teammate Darren Garcia on the Footall in Focus Show this upcoming Thursday at Shane’s Rib Shack.

Scotty Wayne was a passenger in the car that crashed headed down Highway 85 North coming from Charlotte this morning at around 8:45 a.m. Wayne and Garcia were passengers in a car driven by a N.C. A&T student and the guys were said to be headed back from Charlotte. They may have been in Charlotte on Friday night for some NC A&T-N.C. Central activities.

Darren Garcia is still in the hospital listed in stable condition. Garcia is the Southern Guilford Storm quarterback and he is a very gifted academic student at the Guilford County school and he has received several letters from Ivy League schools.

Wayne along with Garcia were both seniors at Southern Guilford High School. Scotty Wayne died in the early morning car crash and Darren Garcia is still in the hospital listed in stable condition.

from wxii.com, one of the first outlets along with GREENSBOROSports.com to report this story:

HIGH POINT, N.C. — A Guilford high school student was killed in a Saturday morning car crash that injured two others.

Police received a 911 call regarding the crash involving two cars at about 8:45 a.m.

A car driven by North Carolina A&T State University student Deandre Thomas, 18, was traveling north on Interstate 85 before getting onto U.S. Highway 64 in Davidson County.

Police said Thomas fell asleep or blacked out and hit a tree. He was not injured.

However, one passenger in the car — 17-year-old Cameron Scott Wayne — was ejected from the car and died at the scene. Police said he was sitting in the back seat and was not wearing a seatbelt.

Wayne was a football player at Southern Guilford High School.

Darren Garcia, another football player at Southern Guilford, was listed in stable condition at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

Another 18-year-old A&T student, whose name was not known, was airlifted to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in critical condition.

Another car was involved when the right wheel and trunk of Thomas’ car flew back onto the road when he crashed into the tree. Driver Donald Moses had no injuries.

Scotty Wayne highlights from GREENSBOROSports.com:
Southern Guilford, behind the 4 TD’s from Scotty Wayne, rolled over Southwestern Randolph 41-7 and this game was a blow-out and we thought it might be close with both SG and SWR coming in at (3-1). The Storm are a convincing (4-1) with Wayne’s two rushing touchdowns and the other two coming on passes from SG QB Darren Garcia. Wayne finished with 110 yards on the ground and 91 yards on just three receptions.

Versus Southeast Guilford:Southern would take advantage of a turnover which gave the Storm great field position leading them to their first score of the game, a 2 yard touchdown run by Scottie Wayne.

Versus Trinity:SG was led last night by Scotty Wayne and his 72 yards on 9 carries and he scored one touchdown, and then Warren Scott had TD runs of 23 and 13 and QB Darren Garcia made his usual contribution with a three yard run for a score.

Southern Guilford got three TD’s from Scotty Wayne and quarterback Darren Garcia had another solid outing as the Storm thundered and rolled past Randleman 37-0.

Southern Guilford got a TD pass from their new QB Darren Garcia and he also ran for two scores as SG took out East Davidson 36-10. RB Scotty Wayne had a long run of 73 yards for another Storm touchdown.

Round one playoffs 2007:Last night I was at the Southern Guilford-Eastern Guilford showdown and it ended up 27-15 with the SG Storm out in front. Southern had strong running from Scotty Wayne, who picked up 101 yards alone on two of his touchdown carries. Wayne finished with 124 yards on just 5 carries.


  • Damon said,

    I spent most of my time in the military deployed or living on foreign soil. One thing I will never get use to is the loss of a young life. This year we have lost two area football players, Matt and now Scotty. Both young men loved the game of football. Both young men had bright futures ahead of them. Both young men were loved by many. Both young men will be missed by a community of people.

    I hope and pray that each young man or woman reading this post takes inventory of his or her life. Are you taking advantage of your opportunities? These two young men were. Unfortunately, they won’t get the chance to finish what they started. Scotty Wayne was headed to East Carolina on a Football scholarship. He was doing the things necessary to live his dream. Matt Gfeller was fulfilling his dream of playing high school football.

    Life is short. You’re only young once. Feel free to add your own cliche’. I guess what I’m trying to say is that many of you have a whole world out there waiting on you. Don’t be afraid to dream. You are young and there is a world of possibilities for you. Take advantage of them. Chase your dreams daily! Enjoy high school. Enjoy being young, but please don’t take life and it’s opportunities for granted. There are those who won’t get the opportunity to play another Friday night. There are those who won’t get the opportunity to attend college. There are those who won’t have the opportunity to become mothers, fathers, doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc.

    We need you all of you to dream big and achieve. Both of these young men did. I can think of no better way to celebrate their legacies!

  • shanae said,

    I did not know Cameron personally but I do know his girlfriend. I just want his family and friends to know that I will be praying for them and that Cameron will be missed and for them to stay strong.

  • Lavaughn Morton said,

    SCOTTY AND ME HUNG OUT ALL THE TIME IN SHANNON WOODS HE WOULD COME TO MY HOUSE AND WEDE CHILL AND TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE AND THINGS WE CAN DO IN THE PRESENT TO FUFILL OUR FUTURE. SCOTTY ALWAYS MADE THE BEST OUT OF A SITUATION IF WE HUNG OUT AND WENT SOME WHERE AND NO ONE WAS THERE HE WOULD FIND A WAY TO MAKE IT A PARADISE. HE LOOKED AT ME LIKE A LITTLE BROTHER AND I LOVED HIM LIKE WE WAS FAMILY. I STILL HAVE HIS NUMBER IN MY PHONE AND I JUST WISH I COULD CALL IT AND HE WOUL PICK UP.

    SO MANY OF MY FRIENDS HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM ME AND IT SEEMS LIFE LEAVES ME WITH MORE OF A PURPOSE TO SUCCEED IN MY GOALS. WHEN ME AND SCOTTY HAD NOTHIN AND I NEEDED SOMTHING HE WOULD ALWAYS TELL ME HE GOT ME………………WELL NOW I GUESS I GOT US

    R.I.P U CAN LIVE IN ME

  • Andy said,

    Has anyone heard if Southern will play their game coming up this Friday at McMichael?

    The is a tough time right now for everyone connected with Southern Guilford, but to use a term from their nickname,
    I’m sure they will weather the Storm, but even then that won’t bring Scotty Wayne back.

    Coach Brown said Scotty was the best player he had ever coached and from what we are hearing he had a 3.8 GPA in the classroom and he was a very well-rounded young man and he will be missed every day by all people in the Southern Guilford and Sumner communities……

    As Damon said before us, the parents and coaches need to hug their players and thank them for each and every day that they have a chance to work with them and the players at some time or another need to play every game like it is their last one.

  • Andy said,

    I really like what Lavaughn Morton is saying. That is coming from the heart and it is REAL with some very good thoughts and the kind of stuff that makes you think and get deep. Well put Lavaughn, and it shows that there was more to Scotty Wayne than his football numbers.

    You can see #23 Scotty Wayne’s game numbers and results here on this post and they are impressive to say the least, but it sounds like he was just as good a friend as he was a football player and he left his imprint on the field and in his friends
    hearts too….

  • Alison said,

    It was crazy how we met, but we became real close afterwards…we made a promise not to go to a party without each other, but of course that didn’t happen. The late night phone conversations about crazy things….how you got mad at me because of Dez….there is a lot of things that i will miss about you…I was taking my SAT as soon as i got out i got a phone call with someone crying i was wondering to myself what had happened….then they told me you got in a car wreck, i asked if you were alright and they said you died…I just started crying in front of everyone….thinking why Scotty…I was hoping to see you sun. at my game, like you said but I understand God took a good person…I will miss you soooo much…wish we can go back in time for i can see you one more time….Love You and see you soon
    Save me a Spot

  • Andy said,

    I really appreciate those comments from Damon, Shanae, Lavaughn Morton and Alison. It is good to see us go in that direction and to see the deep words of those who are remembering Scotty Wayne.

    Please tell others to feel free to express themselves in a positive way that may lend the feelings that are needed in a moment such as this.

    This is all good and it is good to see those of you that have come out to support Scotty Wayne here today and do tell others. The expressions are genuine and sincere and they are so important to Scotty and his family.

  • Karen F said,

    My heart goes out to Sharon. I’m a classmate from junior and senior high school. You’re in our prayers.

  • Donita (Johnson) Stowe said,

    Sharon,

    I just received the e-mail regarding the passing of your son, from Dawn (Webb) Woodard.

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are that the Lord keep you and your family in His perfect peace today and always.

    Donita (Johnson) Stowe—Potomac Braves Class of ’83

  • Dalentina (Boyd) Robertson said,

    Sharon,

    My heart was touched seeing you holding the football and reading about the passing of your loved one. I work with youth in schools and we must keep them in prayer.

    Thinking of you and your family,

    Class of Potomac Class of ’83

  • Natalie Bridges Burton said,

    Sharon, it’s been along time but for whatever it’s worth the lost of a child is hard take one day at a time keep praying
    for God will make each day easier and easier to get through. My prayers are with you. Your Class Mate Natalie.83

  • Sharon (Nathan) Chapple said,

    Sharon,

    I was saddened to hear the news on the loss of your precious son. It warms my heart to know that your son touched the lives of so many people in such an AWESOME and wonderful way.
    It’s been a long time but may it comfort you to know that you are in our prayers now, and in the days to come.

    God Bless You and Your Family

    Potomac Braves Classmate ’83, Sharon Nathan

  • andrea said,

    umma miss yu I really cnt say to much I dunno at to say a cuple monthes after yu left us mah othah nigga tonio left I want y’all back

  • kaise said,

    I will miss Cameron”Scotty” wayne I will love him forever and today he is gone but never forgotten!!!:)

  • sam garcia said,

    damn its said to see things turn out the way it does in life life is fullof suprises especillay when u know the people getting hurt darren garcia is my cousin he huge potentialand desire its saidtoklnow its gone know that his best friend scotty is no longerpart of that to share it with him i got a chance to see the to play as juniors in there homecoming game they had great opportunties ahead of them may god bless scotty family.

  • tt said,

    i naverd met you but hw they talkn about you was a will kown person you was a cuitey pie and as iread i feel like i kwon you my hole life with all thr respect rip scottywayne