By Brenda Sommer
Sam McCright’s family wants everyone to know he’s doing much, much better.
McCright, 71, of Terrell, suffered a heart attack while acting as one of the referees at Monday night’s Wortham vs. Gateway Charter Academy rain-delayed football game. Just before halftime at the Dallas game, McCright fell face-forward onto the turf, and his heart stopped beating.
Among the Wortham fans who rushed to aid the retired pharmaceutical salesman were Brandon Gibbs and Scott Batts, both CPR instructors, Rosanne Howard, a registered nurse, and Mexia Fire Chief Clayton Shivers. A portable defibrillator restarted McCright’s heart and he was rushed by ambulance to a Dallas hospital.
The shaken crowd attending the game prayed, individually and in groups, for McCright; eventually, the game resumed.