Praying For #10: Northview Football Player Suffers Heart Attack

November 16, 2018

As the Northview Chiefs head into the second round of the state playoffs tonight, they have winning on their minds. But they are also thinking about teammate Dariontae Richardson who suffered a heart attack hours after the Chiefs’ win last Friday night.

Richardson made several key plays for the Chiefs in their win against Graceville. He was not injured in the game.

But by Saturday morning, the 16-year old was found at home not breathing. His mother performed CPR until an ambulance arrived. He was transported to Atmore Community Hospital and airlifted to a Mobile hospital where he is continuing to recover.

“Thank you all for your prayers. Dariontae is still making improvements. Please continue to keep him and his family in your prayers. #chiefstrong #prayforten #gochiefs,” the Northview Quarterback Club posted on their Facebook page.

“He has a long road ahead of him,” Northview Principal Gayle Weaver said during a School Advisory Council meeting. She said he is expected to remain in the hospital for several more days. “He is a really good guy, and we are all thinking about him.”

The Chiefs will honor Richardson Friday night as they take on the Gators in Baker.

Pictured: Dariontae Richardson (#10) during the Northview Chiefs first round playoff win over Graceville last Friday night. photos, click to enlarge.


31 Responses to “Praying For #10: Northview Football Player Suffers Heart Attack”

  1. Helen Thomas on November 19th, 2018 5:01 pm

    I have known the family for years. Y’all will continue to be in my prayers. ❤️

  2. Trocarman on November 19th, 2018 2:50 am

    Hope this young man recovers quickly. Prayers for him and his family.

  3. Tom on November 18th, 2018 5:31 pm

    Any up date on this young man? Still praying for him and will continue for both him, his family, and all his friends.

  4. Katrina on November 18th, 2018 3:13 pm

    Prayed and praying for you Dari Dee! With love from: The Williams Family, Katie, Robert, Jaylee, Ashayla, and Nora

  5. Krissy Leslie on November 17th, 2018 12:16 pm

    I’m an alumni and volunteer at Baker School. My heart hurts for you. Get well soon, young man. You’ve a long life to live.

  6. Prayer sent on November 16th, 2018 9:15 pm

    Praying for a speedy recovery and healthy future for this young man.

  7. Willene Bryan on November 16th, 2018 6:14 pm

    At “obvious” I will be praying for you. This is a child not a grown man that is playing football. He loves the game and we are all praying for God’s complete healing for Dariontae Richardson (#10).

  8. ELW on November 16th, 2018 2:12 pm

    Our prayers are with Dariontae and his family. God bless you.

  9. anne1of2 on November 16th, 2018 12:36 pm

    Dariontae sounds like a perfect #10 to me. God will continue to bless and keep this young man. His family will try to protect him from further harm but it must be left up to him. My son broke his right femur shortly after a football game and never wanted to play again, his decision. Yet while serving in the US Air force during the Gulf War he participated in a 5K run, knowing I wouldn’t know until he came home. I would have told him absolutely not but it wasn’t my decision to make and he knew that..

  10. Jane Campbell Hayes on November 16th, 2018 12:04 pm

    Praying for this young man and his family.

    Please test him for Sickle Trait, (different from Sickle Cell Anemia.) It might save his life. Graceville High School lost one of its best players ever, due to it.

    Best wishes.

  11. obvious on November 16th, 2018 12:01 pm

    May this young man get well and find something better than football to do like pouring concrete.

  12. Kim Fountain on November 16th, 2018 11:00 am

    I am a teacher at Baker School and I am personally praying for this young man.

  13. Tom on November 16th, 2018 10:24 am

    Saying prayers for this young man now. Prayer is strong in numbers, can we do a field of prayer for him at Northview?

  14. Citizen on November 16th, 2018 10:16 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with Dariontae,his family, and the entire Northview family of players, students, coaches, faculty, and staff.

    Be strong #10 and keep winning!

  15. Dale Henderson on November 16th, 2018 9:51 am

    Gods speed, I am a Baker Gator. But we are Gods children. I hope you the best young man. And I thoughts, and prays or with you and your family.

  16. The hawkins family on November 16th, 2018 9:23 am

    Our family is praying is for your family and your son and tonight our son will be playing in his honor.god bless your family.

  17. Pam Potoczek on November 16th, 2018 9:20 am

    praying for a speedy recovery god bless him and his family and all the young people who hearts he has touched…

  18. jan on November 16th, 2018 8:50 am

    Definitely prayers for this young man. Thank God his mother was able to revive him.

  19. Willene & Preston Bryan on November 16th, 2018 8:32 am

    #10 Dariontae is and will stayed in our prayers for God’s complete healing. Just know their are so many people praying for this young man and God hears our prayers.God bless him and his family as they go through each day.

  20. cindy on November 16th, 2018 8:26 am

    Praying for #10 This is a great young man hes friends with my daughter and a teammate of my cousin please keep prayers going for a full and speedy recover …#chiefstrong

  21. fisherman on November 16th, 2018 8:21 am

    This was not a tragic accident it was a heart attack. At 16 it is tragic that this young man had a heart attack. If the doctors say it’s safe for him to play football I would let him play. I know that sounds cold but if I listened to my family on how to live my life I would be in a recliner 24 /7.I listen to my doctors and go for the gusto. May God keep this young man safe.

  22. Concerned on November 16th, 2018 8:15 am

    Prayers for this young man, his family and team players. God is in control.

  23. Sophia on November 16th, 2018 8:04 am

    Praying for this young man and his family, I remember him and my son Jaden playing together with NWE…..

  24. Nikki on November 16th, 2018 7:56 am

    Praying for this young man and family.

  25. FLA Girl on November 16th, 2018 7:03 am

    Oh my! Father God please heal this young man, and may he and his family and friends look to You for all they need during this time. Amen

  26. Robert Elliott on November 16th, 2018 6:57 am

    This is a tragic accident, I remember always throwing the football with Dariontae and giving him a couple pointers when he was younger and its starting to pay off but im definitely praying for him and hoping everything goes well.

  27. Latonia Brooks on November 16th, 2018 6:45 am

    Love you #10 Always God is a Healer

  28. Women Of God on November 16th, 2018 6:45 am

    Sorry typo on my comment. If God brought you. Sit our children. It’s much more. Believe me you don’t.

  29. Women Of God on November 16th, 2018 6:37 am

    I will be praying for you and your family. Your health is more important baby. If God you through this rest assured he will bring you out of it. Please parents make the right decisions in your child’s life. What I mean if it’s up to him he will want to keep playing football, but sometimes we as parents have to sit out children down and let them know is much more important
    Believe you don’t want a hold in your heart that will never close from the lose of a child. I know I lost mine when she was just eleven years old. It’s still a hole there for the rest of my life.

  30. Billy on November 16th, 2018 6:19 am

    Prayers for this young man and his family and also to his team mates and coaches

  31. Seth on November 16th, 2018 5:22 am

    Praying that he gets well a lot of young people have heart problems is really sad we have one from pine forest that just had a heart transplant praying they both recover #chifstrong #Jaystrong

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