Inspired by the memory of a murdered friend, Jaden Yates has helped direct Gahanna Lincoln’s defense

Jaden Yates worked hard for many years to make his mark as an elite high school football player.

However, the Gahanna Lincoln senior linebacker said he was inspired to take his game to another level this season in honor of close family friend Justice Dunham.

Dunham was murdered by a shot in the chest on December 14, 2021 in Newport News, Virginia, just seven days after his 17th birthday and just two days before Yate’s 17th birthday.