A Division II college football matchup last Saturday was canceled abruptly when one of the competing school’s team buses exploded on it’s way to the stadium.
The matchup was between Miles College and Concordia-Selma will hopefully be rescheduled for another date.
Because both schools are so small, not a lot of details have come out regarding the horrific incident. What we do know is that the fire was the result of two blown tires, and luckily no one was injured. The bus burned to a crisp however, and all the equipment on board was destroyed with it.
The bus, which belonged to Concordia-Selma, was the only bus the small school had. The accident could have put their entire season into question. Luckily, a number of K-12 schools around area are willing to loan out their own equipment, including uniforms and pads, to help out.
The video of the college football team bus exploding (seen below), is not easy to watch. The bus has basically burst into a fireball on the side of the road. Concordia-Selma is extremely lucky no one got hurt.
It’s always sad when accidents like this happen, especially to small schools. Hopefully Concordia-Selma can bounce back and be stronger as a result.
Here is the video:
Concordia College is located in Selma, Alabama and currently enrolls a little over 700 students. The college mascot is the hornet, and the school itself competes athletically in football, soccer, basketball, and baseball.
I sincerely wish Concordia-Selma the best of luck in getting their program back on track and we send out deepest sympathies for the school.
[image via Wikimedia Commons]