My sympathy and condolences go to the Hodge family of Marion.
12-year-old Jake Hodge was found dead at his home Saturday. He was not known to have any prior medical issues and reports say a preliminary autopsy did not determine an official cause of death.
Jake was the son of Dennis and Shannon Hodge, both coaches at Crittenden County High School.
Shannon is the long-time girls basketball coach at Crittenden County. If memory serves, I remember her being pregnant with Jake and continuing to coach basketball a dozen seasons ago. She has always been a very accessible coach in terms of interviews, both before and after the game. Unfortunately, not all coaches are this way.
Jake's sister Jessie Hodge was an All-District basketball player this past season.
Services will be Tuesday in Marion. According to the Paducah Sun, Jake was an all-around athlete, playing for the Crittenden County U12 baseball team, Crittenden County Little League Football and Basketball teams, and the Kentucky Junior Rodeo Association.
God bless the Hodge family.