Cleburne teen's death remains a mystery
Caleb died the afternoon before the Cleburne Christian Academy Lions were to
play their state semi final. He was on the junior varsity squad. Caleb was also
the son of the coach and the little brother of the quarterback.
Honestly, I don't remember much of Saturday, said 16 year old Aaron Midkiff.
All I remember is after every touchdown, I was crying my eyes out.
Just hours before, on the day after Thanksgiving, Aaron said goodbye to
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100mm in a hospital emergency room.
Still unreal. Like a dream, Aaron said. Like he's not really dead.
Caleb was an athlete, dancer and actor. His father, Mark Midkiff, was
driving him to a rehearsal at Casa Manana when the teen suddenly went rigid and
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eyes rolled back.
I grabbed his wrist and felt his pulse, Midkiff said.
They were almost right in front of Huguley Hospital when it happened.
Medical treatment was immediate.
We pulled into the parking lot at Huguley, and lost his pulse, Mark Midkiff
said. At that point, I knew we were in trouble.
The elder Midkiff said doctors tried for two hours to bring his son back as
family members rushed in, including Caleb's mom, four brothers, and one
Mark Midkiff said the effort to save his son was heroic. I asked the medical
people there, I said, 'Please just keep working on him for a little bit longer
while I go tell his brothers and sister we're going to have to say
When it came time to Black Patent Leather Mater
Claude 100mm stop, everyone nurses, doctors everyone in there was just
crying, Aaron Midkiff recalled.
Aaron was Blue Patent leather Mater Claude
100mm still crying when he took the field the next day against Bastrop
after a long, reflective drive to Brenham for the game.
Aaron ran or threw for seven touchdowns. His dad coached through the tears,
watching Aaron on the field. seeing Caleb in his mind.
Mark Midkiff said he never doubted what he had to do.
Something you wouldn't wish on anyone, he said, adding: There are also other
people counting on you . we play as a team, we finish as a team.
Coach Midkiff said Aaron and both teams worked hard all season for this
game. Aaron said it wasn't like any other playoff. They would hit me, and they
would pick me up, and they would always say, 'Hey, we're praying for you, man.
Keep it up. You're playing a good game.'
Aaron said Caleb would have loved that. We play TCAL, Texas Christian
Athletic League, and want to show that we are living what God wants in playing
the way we need to play, Aaron said.