Local Reaction to Stacy Tragic Wreck

News of Siran Stacy’s tragic wreck and the deaths has been heart felt in his hometown of Geneva.

Longtime Geneva High Football fans know him simply as the "Leap".

With just seconds left on the clock in a game against Geneva County in 1986, Siran Stacy propelled himself in the air and over the defensive line for the win.

In the mid-1980's, the running back broke numerous records at Hugh Owen Stadium.

Geneva City School Superintendent, Jim Bixby, was then Siran's football and basketball coach at the school. "My heart goes out to the family. Siran, Pat, Olivia; they are in our prayers. Siran was an outstanding athlete."

For longtime Geneva Physician Dr. Buddy Mitchum and his wife, they were good friends; in fact, they traveled to all of the University of Alabama games.

"After a game, he would bring some of the players by our motor home, and they would eat,” Mitchum says. “He was the same age as one of our sons. It felt that he was a member of our family."

Following several brushes with the law, Siran credits God with "changing his heart". He, along with several former Tide players would travel the state speaking to youth groups.

A family friend, Mary Terry said, "I want everyone to know, I am not eulogizing him. He will not die until he has done the work of God. He is a beautiful young man, a beautiful young man."

Following his days at the University of Alabama, Siran spent time playing pro football in both Canada and Europe.

It should be noted that some 20 odd years after playing high school football, Siran Stacy still owns several all-time rushing records in the Wiregrass.

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